Columbia’s New Trash System Officially Underway

The City of Columbia’s new trash system officially starts today (Monday).

Each household will receive 52 trash bags every 6 months or 102 trash bags a year.

According to the City of Columbia, the new system is expected to reduce up to 6,000 tons of waste annually.

Each bag can carry up to 50 pounds or less of waste, and the city will only collect trash bags with the city’s logo on it.

Additional bags will cost $10 for a five-bag roll or $2 per bag.

Recycling pick-up will also start back today and will come bi-weekly.

Each household will receive 54 recycling bags per year.