FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Isn't dog poop a good fertilizer?

No!  A dog’s diet and gut composition are much different than those of manure producing animals, such as cows and chickens.  The high levels of bacteria, parasites, worms, and other pests are unsafe to be used as fertilizer.  Dog poop is also highly acidic, which means using dog poop as fertilizer will produce the exact opposite results than you had intended for your yard.

I have some tree limbs and branches or yard waste. How can I dispose of it?
First, check with your municipality for their policies on yard waste. We've included links to municipality information below.
 
If you live an area that isn't listed above, you have options.
  • All county residents can dispose of yard waste  at one of the county residential waste and recycling centers at no charge. Disposal at these facilities is limited to three cubic yards per day. Locations can be found here: https://www.greenvillecounty.org/solidWaste/ResidentialWaste.aspx
  • If you can’t get your debris to a service center, your best bet would be to check with your trash service to see if they can remove the debris. If not, a tree trimming or yard waste removal service would be the way to go.
Water is coming from my neighbor's yard and is flooding mine or causing erosion. Can you help?

This is an issue that we hear about all the time! Your best bet is to try to work out a solution with your neighbor. If that isn't possible, it is an issue for civil court.

In addition, the Greenville County Soil and Water District Manager can offer technical advice. She will speak with you about your issue and advise on how to address your situation. 

To speak with Kirsten Robertson, call 864-467-2755 or email kirobertson@greenvillecounty.org.

We have a problem with pet waste in our neighborhood. What can we do?

We can help! We've got three options to assist neighborhoods with pet waste education.

  1. We are happy to come out to speak about pet waste problems at an HOA meeting. To schedule a presentation, contact Lynn Pilewski.
  2. We offer There is No Poop Fairy yard signs and informational rack cards free to county residents on an availability basis. To request a sign or info contact Chaneen Haler.
  3. We offer discounted pet waste stations to communities that would like a more permanent solution. For more information, click here.
A tree fell in my creek. What can I do?

Property owners must keep waterways clear per state law, so it would be your responsibility to remove the obstruction. A tree service could help you with this.

The bank on the creek in my yard is eroding. What should I do?

The Greenville County Soil and Water District Manager can offer technical advice. She will speak with you about your issue and advise on how to best address your situation. 

To speak with Kirsten Robertson, call 864-467-2755 or email kirobertson@greenvillecounty.org.

My storm drain is clogged. Who should I call?

Please call Greenville County Roads and Bridges for issues with storm drains. They can be reached at 864-467-7010.

Where can I get my soil tested?

Clemson Extension does soil testing in Greenville. Learn about this service on their website.

Where can I get my well water tested?

SCDHEC provides this service with analyses done for bacteria, and metals and minerals. Results of the testing are mailed to the well owner along with an explanation of the results. Click here for more information on well water testing.