Upcoming Events

Apr
6
Sat
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!

Apr
27
Sat
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

 

May
24
Fri
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)

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:  Monday May 20, 2019

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

 

 

 

 

Aug
10
Sat
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
Sat
RECYCLING DROP-OFF EVENT @ Irmo High School
Oct 12 @ 8:00 am – 12:00 pm
RECYCLING DROP-OFF EVENT @ Irmo High School

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).

 

Oct
25
Fri
“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]

 

Jan
28
Tue
Health Directions Wellness Fair @ Health Directions
Jan 28 @ 3:30 pm – 6:30 pm

Do you like:

  • Chair Massages
  • Nutritious Food Samples
  • Giveaways
  • Prize Drawings

The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will staff a table where you can register for a chance to win a rain barrel. Come and learn about rain harvesting using a rain barrel!  In addition, there will be giveaway items at the table to help you remember more ways you can help reduce pollution that enters our waterways.   Come and see what you are already doing to contribute to the health of our beautiful Midlands waterways and learn easy new ways to  help.

For all this and more Click here for the Wellness Fair flyer 

Feb
29
Sat
RECYCLING EVENT AT RIVER BANKS ZOO @ Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Feb 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
RECYCLING EVENT AT RIVER BANKS ZOO @ Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

A recycling drop-off event will be held at Riverbanks Zoo and Gardens for residents of Richland and Lexington Counties on Saturday, February 29 from 9:00 a.m – 1:00 p.m.  Enter the Event using the Main Entrance – To the left before railroad tracks. 

FOR EVENT FLYER AND CONTACT INFORMATION    Click Here

 

NOTE:  Materials from businesses will NOT be accepted at this event.  Appliances containing Freon will NOT be accepted at this event.

MATERIALS ACCEPTED:

  • Electronics (Up to 8 electronic items will be accepted.  Small items and computer components may be bundled and count as 1 item.)
  • Paper (Up to 5 boxes or bags of paper will be accepted for shredding onsite.)
  • Scrap metal
  • Tires (Up to 8 tires will be accepted)
  • Cooking oil
  • Goodwill donations (a Goodwill truck will be there to take the donations).
Mar
20
Fri
“Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop” In Irmo @ Town of Irmo Municipal Building
Mar 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The Town of Irmo will host a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” workshop on Friday, March 20, 2020 from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.   The workshop begins with check-in at 8:45 a.m. at the Town of Irmo Municipal Building located at 7300 Woodrow Street.  Representatives from the Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium will present information on stormwater runoff, rainwater harvesting and how to make a rain barrel before helping each attendee to build one to take home.

Pre-registration for this workshop is required.  The cost to attend the workshop and make a rain barrel is $30.00.  To register, contact Mary Hite, Stormwater Outreach Assistant, Lexington County Community Development at (803) 785-8121 or by email to [email protected] .    Space is limited to the first 25 paid registrants.

 

 

 

 

Aug
29
Sat
2020 Lexington County, SC Recycling Drop-Off Event Schedule @ Batesburg-Leesville High School Parking Lot on Summerland Ave.
Aug 29 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

 

 

This Lexington County recycling event is tentatively scheduled.  Drop-Off events  take place rain or shine. Please check the following website prior to the event to make sure there are  no changes. Click here  

If you have questions, please contact  the Recycling Coordinator, Traude Sander (see contact information).

Materials generated by businesses will not be accepted

The items that will be collected at this event are as follows:

  1. Electronics (up to 8 electronics (small items and computer components are bundled to count as “one”)
  2. Paper – shredded on site (up to 5 boxes/bags of paper)
  3. Household goods (no limits)
  4. Tires (up to 8 per household)

This event is co-sponsored by the County of Lexington, Keep the Midlands Beautiful and high school students from Batesburg-Leesville.

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