City of Charleston delaying trash collection, opening parking garages in anticipation of Hurricane Isaias

Charleston, South Carolina – The City of Charleston on Friday issued an update on preparations for the potential impacts of Hurricane Isaias.

The City is pushing garbage collection back one day next week, with Monday’s routes being collected Tuesday, Tuesday’s routes being collected Wednesday, and Wednesday’s routes being collected Thursday.

They are also suspending “Operation Move-out” on Saturday August 1. Items must be placed on the curb by 7:00 a.m. Saturday for collection.

Pumps have been reserved to position in low-lying areas, in anticipation of possible flooding. Crews are currently cleaning ditches and drains in flood-prone areas, according to the City.

Additionally, the water levels in Lake Dotterer and Colonial lake are being lowered.

Based on the 5:00 p.m. forecast, city officials decided to open the following parking garages to residents, free of charge, from 8:00 a.m. Sunday to 8:00 a.m. Tuesday.

  • Queen Street Garage, 93 Queen Street
  • Aquarium Garage, 24 Calhoun Street
  • Visitor Center Garage, 63 Mary Street
  • St. Philip Street Garage, 34 St. Philip Street

Boats, trailers, and golf carts are prohibited.

The City is working with experts to stay up to date on the track of the storm, which as of Friday afternoon, is expected to approach South Carolina late Sunday night into Monday.

Citizens are asked to begin preparing and to monitor the latest updates.

Cindy Carey


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