Town of Summerville’s New Waste Collection Service to Start One Month Earlier

SUMMERVILLE, S.C. – (Friday, June 15, 2018) Summerville Town Council voted Thursday night to enter into a temporary contract with Carolina Waste & Recycling, LLC to begin household garbage collection on July 2, 2018. The contract will start one month earlier than the original August 1, 2018 start date.

This comes after council voted to find Waste Pro in default of their contract with the Town on March 8, 2018 and solicit new bids for solid waste collection services. This was done due to an unacceptable level of solid waste collection service and complaints from Summerville residents. The new three-year contract was awarded to Carolina Waste & Recycling, LLC to begin solid waste collection services on August 1, 2018.

Council also voted to suspend recycling collection services in town limits between June 15 and July 31, 2018. Waste Pro will no longer collect recycling but will use all of their resources to catch up with town’s garbage routes. Waste Pro will continue servicing through July 1, 2018.

Residents are encouraged to continue to recycle by utilizing their county convenience sites.

Carolina Waste will only pick up trash in unmarked rental trucks between July 2 and August 1, 2018. Carolina Waste will pick up trash in Waste Pro cans. They will add recycling routes to pick up cardboard and paper after August 1, 2018.

Carolina Waste & Recycling, LLC will only collect garbage between July 2 and August 1, 2018. On August 1, Carolina Waste & Recycling, LLC will begin collecting paper and cardboard recycling in 65 gallon rolls carts they will be distributing to all Summerville residents. Carolina Waste & Recycling, LLC will service Waste Pro roll carts for garbage in July until residents receive Carolina Waste roll carts.

“We understand the importance of providing garbage and recycling collection services in a timely manner,” Russell W. Cornette, Jr., Director of Public Works & Summerville Town Engineer, said. “This is why we have worked very hard to get Carolina Waste to start services even earlier than we expected.”

Carolina Waste will begin distribution of their roll carts the week of July 9.

Waste Pro will begin picking up their roll carts the week of July 16.


Source of Information:

Town of Summerville
Press Release 6/15/18

PFCCCA, Inc. Fine Policy

Authority to impose fine is covered under Article V, Powers and Duties of the Board of Directors,

Section 1. Powers.  The Board of Directors shall have power to:

  • Adopt and publish rules and regulations governing the use of  the Common Properties, Restricted Common Properties and Purchased Common Properties, and the personal conduct of the members and their guests thereon, and to establish penalties for the infraction thereof.


  1. Compliance.    It  is  hoped  and  anticipated  that  all  Home  Owners  will  comply  with  the  Rules  and Regulations as they are outlined in this document, since they are intended to preserve the character of the Community and the property values of each Owner.  In the event that a situation arises where violations have taken place, it is the responsibility of the Board to enforce the established rules in a consistent fashion according to the process outlined in the enforcement procedures set forth below.
  2. Common Element Damage. The Association may order the assessment of the cost of repair of any common element which is damaged by the Home Owner, its tenant or guest.


  1. Reporting Violations. Complaints concerning violations of the Rules, Regulations or any provisions of the Association’s Declaration and Bylaws by a Home Owner or tenant must be submitted, in writing, to the Executive Board, signed by the Home Owner or tenant.  The complaint must be in sufficient detail to determine whether a violation has occurred.
  2. Investigation.   A member of the Executive Board, Committee member or representative shall investigate the complaint to determine whether there is reasonable cause to believe that a violation has occurred.
  3. Initial Violation Notice/First Notification. The Association will send a written notice describing the violation to the Home Owner and/or tenant, instructing them to correct the violation or respond within a maximum of ten (10) days.   If a violation is not corrected within the amount of days detailed in the letter, or if the Home Owner has not contacted the Executive Board concerning the violation, the Executive Board will proceed further with the enforcement procedures.
  4. Second Notification.   If no response or correction concerning the violation is performed within the amount of days of the written warning, a letter will be sent to the Home Owner and a $50 fine will be assessed to the Home Owner.
  5. Third Notification.   If no correction or response within ten (10) days after the second notification, another letter will be sent to the Home Owner, and a $250 fine will be assessed to the Home Owner.

If after the third offense the situation has not been resolved, the Board has the authority, as established by the Bylaws, to initiate any or all corrective action at the Home Owner’s expense.  Thus, it would be to each Home Owner’s benefit to abide by the Rules and Regulations, as well as resolve violations prior to elevating to this extreme.

  1. Fines and Penalties. Depending upon the seriousness of the violation, the Executive Board has the right to impose larger fines if the violation or problem disregards the safety of the residents, is in complete disregard of the Association and adjoining neighbors, and/or in violation of the Association’s Declaration.  Depending upon the seriousness of the violation, the fine could either be enacted for each incident or a fine charged for each day that the violation remains uncorrected.  The Executive Board has full authority in establishing the amount of fines and loss of privilege penalties.  The amount assessed if due upon receipt of the notice.

If the situation persists after the third notice, fines in the amount of $250 will be assessed to the Home Owner’s account every thirty days.

  1. Unusual Circumstances. Where the Board concludes that the fines set forth above would not be sufficient to compel compliance, properly punish the violation and/or deter future violations, a per violation fine greater than $50.00, but no greater than $250.00 per violation may be assessed against a Unit Owner.
  2. Hearing. All Association Home Owners and tenants shall have the right to a hearing, by the Executive Board  Any decision made by the Executive Board is final.
  3. Continuing Violation. Each day that a violation exists shall constitute a separate violation and shall be subject to a separate fine hereunder.
  4. Cumulative Fine Cap per Particular Violation. Cumulative fines for a single continuing violation, not including attorney fees, shall not exceed $5,000.
  5. Pass Through Expenses. In addition to the fines and penalities set forth herein, the Association may charge the Home Owners or tenants the costs for all mailings or notices required to be sent as a result of their violation of the Declaration, Bylaws and/or these Rules and Regulations.
  6. Collection of Fines. All fines and costs shall be deemed assessed against the particular Home involved and shall be a continuing lien against such Home.  The collection of such fines and costs shall be enforceable in the same manner as all other assessments.  Fines and costs not paid within thirty (30) days of assessment shall be charged a late fee in accordance with the Association’s policy for each thirty (30) day period thereafter.
  7. Other Remedies. The imposition of a fine or costs shall not preclude the Association from invoking any other remedy or sanction which may be lawfully imposed with respect to the same violation.
  8. Additional Remedies. In addition to any other remedies available to it, in the event of a violation, the Association shall be authorized to suspend voting rights and the right to use the Association’s amenities until the fines are paid, and the violation is remedied.
  9. Noncompliance. In the event that a Home Owner or tenant does not comply with the violation notice and/or does not pay the amount assessed by the Association, the Executive Board may file legal action against the Home Owner for collection of the fines and compliance with the Association’s Declaration, Bylaws, and Rules and Regulations.  Any expense associated with legal action and the collection of fines incurred by the Association shall be added to the complaint and become the responsibility of the Home Owner to pay.  If a judgment awarded by the court remains unpaid, the Executive Board may place a lien for the amount of the judgment, plus costs, against the Home Owner’s property.

Architectural Review Board

Completion of this Proposal Form is required for any renovations, modifications, or additions to home or lot.
(examples: roof, sunroom, garage, room addition, fence, storage building, shed, pool, hot tub, deck, patio, pavement, solar, pond, etc.)


Fencing is to be wood with 1″ spacing between boards and scalloped/swagged.

Annual Garage Sale 9/15/18 8AM-12PM

The HOA Sponsored Annual Pine Forest Neighborhood Yard Sale is always held on the 3rd Saturday of September from 8am to 12pm.  RAIN or SHINE!

This is a long-standing event that attracts many shoppers year after year.

Newspaper advertisements are placed by the homeowners association.   The HOA places signs at neighborhood entrances before and during the event.

Newspaper ad from 2017:

Garage Sale

Newspaper Advertisement

Violation of Covenants – Trash Cans, Boats, Trailers, etc.

In an effort to maintain the appeal, integrity and property values of our beautiful neighborhood, the Pine Forest Country Club Community Association, Inc. would like to remind residents of a few of the covenants which make Pine Forest a highly desirable and acclaimed Lowcountry community:

“No utility trailer, camper, recreational vehicle, boat, tent,
barn, tree house, steel building, or other similar outbuilding or structure shall be placed on any lot at any time, either temporarily or permanently….”

“Each lot owner shall provide a screened area not generally visible from the road to serve as a service yard and an area for the storage of garbage receptacles and fuel tanks or similar storage receptacles….”

Unfortunately, a number of residents are in violation of the above covenants. We respectfully request that anyone in violation please take corrective action. If you notice a neighbor violating a covenant, please encourage them to adhere to the rules which were established to maintain the allure and character of our community. We are specifically urging all residents to please remove all boats, trailers, etc., from your property. We also ask that you place your garbage cans and receptacles in an area where they out of sight from the road, golf course and other residents.

Thank you for your time. Adhering to these covenants will benefit us all as we strive to ensure Pine Forest remains an attractive and highly sought-after Lowcountry community!

The Board of Directors
Pine Forrest Country Club Community Association, Inc.

Parking on the Street

The board has received complaints and concerns about cars being parked on the street often and for extended periods of time. Please be courteous to your neighbors and refrain from on-street parking in our neighborhood.  Please see the Town of Summerville Municipal Code on parking.

In the Legacy at Pine Forest section, parking on the street is prohibited by the covenants (see page 57). Contact CMG for more information.

Street Lights

Please report street light outage.  If you see a street light out, all you have to do is call SCE&G at
1-800-251-7234  and give them the number that is located on a silver metal plaque on each post.  They usually come right out and take care of it.

Speed Bumps, Speed Humps, Traffic Calming

Several residents have mentioned wanting more information about how they can petition for speed bumps or speed humps on their street.

NOTE: The HOA has heard from homeowners who would like speed bumps, as well as from homeowners who oppose speed bumps.

Any homeowners interested in pursuing the matter must follow the Town’s Traffic Calming Policy which can be downloaded here (PDF).

In Summary:

  1. A petition (51% of residents) and Town Council approval is required.
  2. The installation must meet the appropriate volume and speed criteria.
  3. Neighborhood residents are responsible for funding. The Town of Summerville shall not fund speed humps.

Stop Sign at Congressional Blvd and Olympic Club Dr

The HOA has been notified by Russ Cornette at the Town of Summerville that a four-way stop has been approved for the intersection of Congressional Boulevard and Olympic Club Drive.

  • 3/19/18 – Initial sign with standard metal post installed by Town of Summerville
  • Notice signs, stop bars, reflectors, and “designer” pole scheduled for installation
  • “No Thru Trucks” sign at entrance to Clubhouse Village expected

Garbage, Recycle, & Yard Waste Pickup

Household garbage and recycling pickups are made once weekly. If you do not know your designated day for service, please call Waste Pro at (843) 619-0800.

All household garbage to be collected by Waste Pro personnel must be placed in disposable plastic garbage bags or some other disposable container and placed in the roll cart provided by Waste Pro. The Roll Cart is to be placed inside the curb, outside the drainage ditch line of the street, near the front line of your premises, no later than 7:00am on your designated day of pick-up.

No containers of any shape, size or form other than the Roll Carts provided by the Town of Summerville will be emptied and returned to the curb. Garbage cans of any shape and size other than Roll Carts provided by Waste Pro are not permitted on the curb at any time. Racks designated to hold garbage receptacles shall not be permitted on the curb at any time.

Bulk Items, Furniture, and Appliances – Bulk items such as furniture and “white goods” (appliances, hot water heaters, etc…) which cannot be containerized or bundled are picked up ON A CALL BASIS ONLY. Please call Waste Pro to schedule these pickups at (843) 619-0800.