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Greater Greenville Sanitation District

Purpose(s)/Service(s): provides for sanitation
Enabling Legislation: Acts of General Assembly Nos. 1543 (1968) and Act 761 (1971).

The Greater Greenville Sanitation Commission governs this special purpose district. The commission consists of five members who are residents of the district. The governor appoints the commission members upon recommendation of a majority of the Greenville County Council for terms of five years and until their successors are appointed and qualify.

The commission operates the district for the collection of refuse, garbage and trash and it also provides for its disposal. The district covers the metropolitan Greenville area outside the municipalities. The districtís operations are funded through a tax millage and collection fees, both of which must be approved by Greenville County Council.

The Board meets at 1501 W. Washington Street, Greenville, on the fourth Tuesday at 7:00 p.m.

The commission has additional powers and duties as follows:

  • Sue and be sued
  • Adopt, use and alter a corporate seal
  • Define a quorum for its meetings
  • Make bylaws for the management and regulation of its affairs
  • Acquire, by gift, purchase, or otherwise, lands or interest therein
  • Expend monies for the purpose of performing the duties and functions established in the act
  • Designate routes and procedures necessary for regular and systematic collection of refuse, trash and garbage
  • Employ all personnel and purchase equipment necessary to discharge its purposes
  • Purchase or lease lands and building necessary to the administration of the affairs of the district
  • Collect refuse, garbage and trash within and outside the district to the extent authorized by the Act No. 761 (1971)

For additional detailed powers and duties see SC General Assembly Act No. 761 of 1971.

Greater Greenville Sanitation District
1501 West Washington Street Ext.
Greenville, SC 29601
Telephone: 864.232.6721