Upcoming Events

Recycling Day in West Columbia @ West Columbia City Hall
Oct 27 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This recycling and hazardous waste collection event is provided  to serve residents of West Columbia.

Recycle Your Used Christmas Tree This Year during Grinding of the Greens! @ Various locations and times beginning 12/26/18 - 1/10/19 in Lexington and Richland Counties
Dec 26 @ 7:00 am

This year take your used Christmas Tree to from December 26, 2018 – January 10, 2019 to one of 23 different locations in Lexington and Richland Counties to have it turned into Mulch.  This recycling event, Grinding of the Greens,  is sponsored by Keep the Midlands Beautiful. 

On January 12, pick up the free mulch beginning at 8:30 a.m. from the SC Farmers’ Market or Seven Oaks Park.

Click here for a printable flyer with full details.

January 19 Recycling & Hazardous Waste Collection in Pelion, SC @ Forts Pond Elementary School
Jan 19 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Recycle paper and electronics and safely dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW).  This event will be held, rain or shine, but details are subject to change.  Go to the Lexington County Solid Waste Management web page on the County website or the “County of Lexington” Facebook  page or call (803) 755-3325 to confirm details before loading up your items for drop off.

Limits on items are as follows:  Up to 5 boxes/bags of paper, up to 8 electronics (small items and computer components are bundled to count as “one”).   At HHW collections, up to 8 gallons of liquid paint will be accepted.     There are no limits on other HHW items.


Health Directions 3rd Annual Wellness Fair @ LMC Health Directions
Jan 29 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

January is the month of new beginnings.  As you launch into 2019, get a head start on better health and well being at the Health Directions Wellness Fair on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 from 3:30 p.m – 6:30 p.m.   Health Directions located at 3239 Sunset Blvd. in West Columbia  is a wellness gym backed by Lexington Medical Center.  If you like free swag, nutritious food samples, games, prizes, chair massage, spinal assessment and more, don’t miss it! 


Recycling Drop-Off Event at The Zoo @ Riverbanks Zoo & Garden
Feb 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This recycling event is open to Lexington County and Richland County Residents.  For easy access to the event site, follow signs and staff instructions just past the zoo’s main entrance.  For a flyer on items accepted at this event, Click here


Rain Barrel Workshop in Irmo @ Town of Irmo Municipal Building
Mar 15 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Rain Barrel Workshop in Irmo @ Town of Irmo Municipal Building

Rain barrels collect rain water off your roof that you can use to water your garden, wash your car and any other outdoor use.  Rain Barrels can help you save water, save money and reduce stormwater pollution.  You can build you own rain barrel at this workshop to take home!

Learn about:

  • Rain Barrel Construction
  • Stormwater Runoff and water pollution
  • Rainwater harvesting with barrels and cisterns

Program Fee: $25.oo (Includes all materials and refreshments)

Registration Deadline:  Monday, March 11, 2019

To Register  click on email address for Brittany Sandifer in THIS FLYER LCSC RB wkshp LIVE flyer 3-15-2019 Irmo


Recycling Drop-Off Event in Batesburg-Leesville on March 23 @ Batesburg-Leesville High School
Mar 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Recycling Drop-Off Event in Batesburg-Leesville on March 23 @ Batesburg-Leesville High School

A Lexington County recycling event will be held at Batesburg-Leesville High School on Saturday, March 23 from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for Lexington County residents (no businesses).  Items being collected for recycling are:

Paper to be shredded onsite (up to 5 bags or boxes only)

Electronics (up to 8 electronic items [small items and computer components are bundled to count as one item]).

Tires (no limit)

For complete information, contact Traude Sander, Lexington County Recycling Coordinator at [email protected]  .



Herb Festival at the Lexington County Museum Celebrates 8 Years! @ Lexington County Museum
Apr 6 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Join the Lexington County Herb Bunch on Saturday April 6th from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. for the 8th Annual “It’s All About Herbs” Festival.  Festival admission is free for all at the Lexington County Museum.  Activities include a plant sale with many varieties of herbs, herb and plant related vendors, food vendors, free herb mini-demonstrations, and a silent auction.  The circa 1832 John Fox House on the museum grounds will be open for tours as well.  For more information call the museum at (803) 359-8369 or contact Herb Bunch member Diane Lucas at

[email protected]

Did you know that vegetation is important to a cleaner earth and cleaner waterways?  Learn how and why at an interactive display at the It’s All About Herbs” Festival presented by the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium.  Test your knowledge at a Spin-The-Wheel game and win prizes!

50th Anniversary of Peach Tree Rock Nature Preserve @ Peach Tree Rock Nature Preserve
Apr 27 @ 10:00 am – 2:00 pm
50th Anniversary of Peach Tree Rock Nature Preserve @ Peach Tree Rock Nature Preserve

Peach Tree Rock Heritage Preserve at comprises 460 acres in Lexington County and is co-managed by the S.C. Chapter of the Nature Conservancy (TNC).  The Preserve is a native long leaf pine forest that includes a 2.4 mile loop trail and features a waterfall.  The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, bird watching and is accessible year-round.

On Saturday, April 27th, a 50th anniversary celebration of the Nature Preserve will be held from 10:00 a.m.—2:00 p.m.  This family friendly event features guided hikes, activities for children and displays by local Conservation groups.  The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will have a table display with SWAG (stuff we all get) for those who visit and learn about water quality. For more information and directions visit the Nature Conservancy website:

Click here for more information


RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP @ Lexington County EMS Training Building
May 24 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm


DATE & TIME:  Friday May 24, 2019  (8:45 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)

LOGISTICS:        Workshop begins with a class at Lexington County EMS Training Facility. After a short break, rain barrel construction will commence in garages of Lexington County Public Works.  Assistance is available to help you complete your rain barrel if needed.

LEARN ABOUT:                                                                                                                         

*   Rain Barrel Construction

*   Stormwater Runoff and Water Pollution

*   Rainwater Harvesting with Barrels and Cisterns

PROGRAM FEE:  $25.00 (includes all materials,  refreshments & drinking water)


To register for this workshop, click on the flyer/registration form below and contact Brittany Sandifer at Lexington Soil and Water Conservation District (803) 358-8679 or [email protected] 

 Flyer for 5-24-19





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