Upcoming Events

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





DROP-OFF RECYCLING EVENT @ Lexington High School
Aug 10 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

This Drop-off recycling event at Lexington High School is a convenient way for County residents to:

  • recycle old electronics:  Limit of 8 items accepted (small components, computer & monitor count as one item).
  • shred paper:  Up to 5 boxes/bags will be accepted
  • donate items to Goodwill
  • properly dispose of pesticides and household hazardous waste: HHW guide to items accepted

For details about this event click on this link  August Lexington Event Flyer

For details on proper paint disposal  click on this link Paint Disposal Instructions

Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

This public recycling drop-off event will be conducted at Irmo High School in the square parking lot on the corner of Wescott Rd. and St. Andrews  Rd.  It begins at 8:OO a.m. and ends promptly at 12:00 p.m.  Events are held, rain or shine, but details are subject to change.   To confirm details one week prior to events, call (803) 785-3340.

This drop-off event is for the convenience of residents from Lexington and Richland Counties.  Material generated by businesses will not be accepted.

Materials that will be accepted at this recycling drop-off event at Irmo High School are as follows:

Paper to be shredded onsite (Limit of 5 boxes/bags of paper)

Electronics (up to 8 electronics (small items and computer components are bundled to count as “one”)

Household hazardous waste (Limit of 8 gallons of liquid paint)

Pesticides (up to 2,500 pounds of solid and 300 gallons of liquid pesticides)

Tires (limit of 8 tires per household)

Scrap Metal

Goodwill Donations

Materials that will NOT be accepted at this event:

Refrigerators and other appliances with Freon.  These may be brought to the Edmund Landfill by Lexington County residents ($15.00/item).


“BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP” @ Lexington County Fire Services Building
Oct 25 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
"BUILD YOUR OWN RAIN BARREL WORKSHOP" @ Lexington County Fire Services Building

Rain barrels are used to harvest rain water from your roof.  The water can then be used to water your garden, wash your car, and for any other outdoor use.  Rain barrels help you save money, save water and reduce stormwater pollution.  The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium is hosting a Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop on Friday, October 25th beginning with a class from 9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. at Lexington County Fire Services, 436 Ball Park Road, Lexington SC and culminating with actually making  a rain barrel to use at your home in the garages at Public Works nearby from 10:30 – 12:00 p.m.  The registration deadline is October 21, 2019.  Class space is limited to the first 25 paid registrants.

At this workshop you  will learn about stormwater runoff pollution, how rain barrels help reduce this pollution that enters our waterways, and be shown how to make a rain barrel to use at your home.  For more information about the workshop or to register for it please call  Mary Hite, Stormwater Outreach Assistant, Lexington County Community Development at (803) 785-8121 or send an email to [email protected]


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