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2018 Grinding of the Greens

IRMO GARBAGE FEES

**IRMO GARBAGE FEE INCREASES**
The Town of Irmo changed garbage contractors last year due to some deficiencies with the service provider at the time. The Town solicited bids and Tyler Sanitation was the low responsive bidder and was awarded a 3-year contract to provide solid waste and recycling service for town residents beginning July 1, 2017.
The first big change after firing the previous contractor was ensuring that town residents garbage was disposed of at the proper county landfill. As many of you know the Town of Irmo straddles both Richland and Lexington Counties. What may not be known is that Richland County charges a fee to dump at their landfills and Lexington County does not. Therefore Richland residents of the Town were assessed an additional $18.00 per year to cover the “tipping” fee. Beginning January 2018 Richland residents were charged $198.00 and Lexington residents $180.00 per year to pay for the service.
With the new service provider came an increase to the Town that went from $15.00 to $18.92 per home, per month. The Town Council decided not to immediately pass the increase on to the residents. They voted unanimously to absorb the increase for the first year (approximately $400,000) and pass on the increase in two installments over a 3-year period. The first $30.00 annual increase would be January 2019 (show up on tax bills issued by each County starting in October 2018), and the second $30.00 annual increase to take effect January 2020 (again, tax bills issued October 2019).
Additional increases recently approved by Council are added to the single line provided by each county for municipal service charges. They add up to $15.50 a year and will be displayed on either the 2019 or 2020 tax bill (depending on the County of origin). These annual fees are: $8.00 for Stormwater Management; $4.00 for Recycling Increases; and $3.50 for Solid Waste Management / Administrative support.
Hope this brief overview is helpful and answers any questions that most of our citizens have. If you would like additional information, I can be reached at (803) 781-7050.
Sincerely,
Bob Brown
Administrator

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REMINDER: No Recycle Glass

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who Do I call to get bulk items (appliances, mattresses, furniture, etc..) picked up at my residence?
A: Tyler Sanitation at (803) 626-9000 (will not accept TV, stereo, tires, petroleum products, etc.)

Q: Does the garbage company pick-up construction material if I had renovations done to my house?
A: No – Your contractor is responsible for hauling off all construction material to the local landfill

Q: How do I find out what day my recycle is picked-up?
A: You can call Town Hall at (803) 781-7050 to find out what week your pick-up is. Recycle is picked-up every other week “ALWAYS” on Tuesday.

Q: What do I do to get a neighborhood streetlight fixed?
A: Call either MCEC at (803) 749-6555 or SCE&G at (803) 929-6000 (the pole will have a serial number on it and SCE&G will need that number).

Q: Who do I report a pothole to for repairs?
A: In Richland County, call (803) 929-6000, Lexington County call (803) 785-8201 and SCDOT call (803) 737-2314

Q: Who do I call if a traffic Signal is not operating properly?
A: SCDOT Traffic Signal Division at (803) 737-6660

Q: Does the Town of Irmo have a noise ordinance?
A: Yes, please refer to  – Section 22-108 – Noise in the Irmo Town Ordinance

Q: Who can I report a barking dog to?
A: The Irmo Police Department Monday-Friday at (803) 781-8088, and after hours to (803) 785-2521

Q: How do I get a business license?
A: There is a form on this website that you can fill out, along with a fee schedule and you can even make the payment online with MC, VISA, AMEX (additional information can be obtained by calling the Business License Clerk at Town Hall (803) 781-7050

Q: I would like to rent my house, what do I need to do?
A: Will need to fill out a registration at Town Hall, pay a $50 fee, and ensure the standards in the rental ordinance are followed by the renter.

Q: Can I build and/or place an accessory building in my backyard?
A: Yes – but you will be required to get a zoning permit from the Town Hall ($25 fee) and an approval based on the location of where the structure will go.

Q: How do I go about reserving one of the picnic shelters in the Community Park?
A: Can reserve one of the shelters through the website, or you can come to Town Hall to fill out the agreement and pay for the shelter along with a security deposit (please call (803) 781-7050 to ensure availability on the date desired). Fees vary based on residency.

Q: Can I get fingerprint cards through the Town of Irmo?
A: Yes – The Police Department offers this service on Tuesdays for a $4.00 charge (cards are needed for CWP, passports and many other federal programs)

Q: Who can I contact to get a drainage ditch cleaned behind my house?
A: It depends on which county you reside in – Lexington County no longer services storm ditches, and Richland County will maintain if they have the proper easements, they can be reached for scheduling at (803) 929-6000

Q: Who can I report a missing or damaged sign to?
A: Please call the Town Hall at (803) 781-7050, so that the issue can be investigated, and a work order can be submitted to the appropriate agency.

Q: Can I reserve the Irmo Municipal Building and how would I do this?
A: Yes – The Municipal Building can be rented by designated agencies and organizations only. These agencies include (but is not limited to): In-Town Homeowners Associations, Schools, In-Town Businesses, In-Town Non-Profit (501-c-3) Organizations, etc.  Churches can reserve but are not allowed to hold services in a public building. Also, no political rallies and/or events are permitted.

Q: What is Irmo law regarding dogs running at-large?
A: The Town of Irmo has a lease law that prohibits dogs from running at-large. Report these incidents to the police department during normal hours at (803) 781-8088, or after hours / weekends to (803) 785-2521.

Q: Who Do I call to get bulk items (appliances, mattresses, furniture, etc..) picked up at my residence?
A: Tyler Sanitation at (803) 626-9000 (will not accept TV, stereo, tires, petroleum products, etc.)

Q: Does the garbage company pick-up construction material if I had renovations done to my house?
A: No – Your contractor is responsible for hauling off all construction material to the local landfill

Q: How do I find out what day my recycle is picked-up?
A: You can call Town Hall at (803) 781-7050 to find out what week your pick-up is. Recycle is picked-up every other week “ALWAYS” on Tuesday. You can print an Irmo Recycling Calendar from our website.

Q: What do I do to get a neighborhood streetlight fixed?
A: Call either MCEC at (803) 749-6555 or SCE&G at (803) 929-6000 (the pole will have a serial number on it and SCE&G will need that number).

Q: Who do I report a pothole to for repairs?
A: In Richland County, call (803) 929-6000, Lexington County call (803) 785-8201 and SCDOT call (803) 737-2314

Q: Who do I call if a traffic Signal is not operating properly?
A: SCDOT Traffic Signal Division at (803) 737-6660

Q: Does the Town of Irmo have a noise ordinance?
A: Yes, between the hours of 10:00 pm and 8:00 am – report any violations during these quiet hours to the Irmo Police Department on the non-emergency line of (803) 785-2521

Q: Who can I report a barking dog to?
A: The Irmo Police Department M-F at (803) 781-8088, and after hours to (803) 785-2521

Q: How do I get a business license?
A: There is a form on this website that you can fill out, along with a fee schedule and you can even make the payment online with MC, VISA, AMEX (additional information can be obtained by calling the Business License Clerk at Town Hall (803) 781-7050

Q: I would like to rent my house, what do I need to do?
A: Will need to fill out a registration at Town Hall, pay a $50 fee, and ensure the standards in the rental ordinance are followed by the renter.

Q: Can I build and/or place an accessory building in my backyard?
A: Yes – but you will be required to get a zoning permit from the Town Hall ($25 fee) and an approval based on the location of where the structure will go.

Q: How do I go about reserving one of the picnic shelters in the Community Park?
A: Can reserve one of the shelters through the website, or you can come to Town Hall to fill out the agreement and pay for the shelter along with a security deposit (please call (803) 781-7050 to ensure availability on the date desired). Fees vary based on residency.

Q: Can I get fingerprint cards through the Town of Irmo?
A: Yes – The Police Department offers this service on Tuesdays for a $4.00 charge (cards are needed for CWP, passports and many other federal programs)

Q: Who can I contact to get a drainage ditch cleaned behind my house?
A: It depends on which county you reside in – Lexington County no longer services storm ditches, and Richland County will maintain if they have the proper easements, they can be reached for scheduling at (803) 929-6000

Q: Who can I report a missing or damaged sign to?
A: Please call the Town Hall at (803) 781-7050, so that the issue can be investigated, and a work order can be submitted to the appropriate agency.

Q: Can I reserve the Irmo Municipal Building and how would I do this?
A: Yes – The Municipal Building can be rented by designated agencies and organizations only. These agencies include (bit is not limited to): In-Town Homeowners Associations, Schools, In-Town Businesses, In-Town Non-Profit (501-c-3) Organizations, etc.  Churches can reserve but are not allowed to hold services in a public building. Also, no political rallies and/or events are permitted.

Q: What is Irmo law regarding dogs running at-large?
A: The Town of Irmo has a lease law that prohibits dogs from running at-large. Report these incidents to the police department during normal hours at (803) 781-8088, or after hours / weekends to (803) 785-2521.

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