Waste Management to take over trash collection in unincorporated Sumter County

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Effective January 2020, Sumter County will transition from Republic Services to a new solid waste collection provider, Waste Management. The company will provide the unincorporated areas of Sumter County with automated cart services for curbside waste collection.

Waste Management has been a fixture in the Sumter County area for many years and, according to local management, is looking forward to serving the citizens.

“We are very excited to collaborate with Sumter residents on this new endeavor and plan to provide the residents with first-class, reliable and courteous service,” said Frasier Saunders, WM Sumter Senior District Manager.

As part of the partnership, unincorporated Sumter County residents will receive a green 96-gallon cart on wheels. But to receive the cart and to sign up for service, residents will need to contact Waste Management before Nov. 29, according to Mindy Miller, WM Public Sector Services Representative. 

“All unincorporated residents need to call Waste Management to ensure a seamless transition. Each resident that subscribes for waste service will receive one new green cart.” Miller said costs for service will include the cart, but if residents do not sign up within the first 90 days between, Jan. 1 and March 30, 2020, there will be a one-time cart delivery fee of $50.

To begin service, Miller recommends contacting the Waste Management Customer Care team Monday through Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Potential customers can also contact WM by calling (803) 735-0808 or toll-free (888) 964-9730; email at southatlantic-cs@wm.com or live chat at www.wm.com.

Cart deliveries will begin in early December and run through the end of the month. Collection will occur the first week of January. Once residents have signed up with WM for collection services, they will receive additional information about the transition, including what day of the week they will be serviced.