Companies can apply to have sanitary sewage accepted at the Metro Septage Receiving Station. For inquiries call +1 (803) 545-3400

Rules

Approved companies should follow these rules when transporting and dumping sanitary sewage:

  • The station will accept waste during normal business hours. These hours are: Monday-Friday: 8:00 AM – 11:30 AM and 1:00 PM – 4:30 PM
  • The station will be closed on all official City holidays.
  • The service area for septic tank and portable toilet wastes will include the Columbia 201/ 208 service area PDF document as defined by the Central Midlands Council of Governments, all of Richland County and West Columbia.
  • Industrial waste will be accepted only with prior written approval.
  • Treatment fees and pH adjustment charges shall be in accordance with the City of Columbia Code of Ordinances, Article V, Chapter 23, Section 23-150, Discharge of Septic Tank Waste and any amendments thereto.
  • Treatment and pH adjustment charges shall be paid by punch ticket only. Punch tickets can be purchased at the City’s Utilities & Engineering Department located at 1136 Washington Street. Call +1 (803) 545-3400 for more information.
  • The discharge must conform to all requirements and limitations set forth in the City of Columbia Code of Ordinances, Article IV, Chapter 23, Wastewater Services and any amendments thereto.
  • Appropriate business license(s) must be obtained from the City’s Business License Department located at 1136 Washington Street. Call +1 (803) 545-3345 for more information.
  • Appropriate license(s) must be obtained from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control’s On-Site Waste Management Division. Contact Mr. Leonard Gordon at +1 (803) 896-0646 for more information.
  • Appropriate license(s) must be obtained from the Richland County Health Department. Contact Mr. Jasper Varn at +1 (803) 576-2910 for more information.

Punch Ticket

Sewer Dump Ticket Fees

Punch tickets are only available from Columbia Water.

To purchase punch tickets:

  • Call Special Services staff at +1 (803) 545-3400 to purchase tickets.
  • You will need a major credit card to purchase over the phone. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
  • Punch tickets ordered over the phone will be mailed to your business address within 5 working days of the order date. Orders made by the last working day of each week will be mailed before the last working day of the following week. A certified mail delivery charge of $6.00 will be included in the ticket purchase.
  • Purchase and pick them up in person at 1136 Washington Street, 7th floor. Ticket purchases can be made during normal business hours. These hours are: Monday-Friday: 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (The office will be closed on all official City holidays)