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]
Do you like:
- Chair Massages
- Nutritious Food Samples
- 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
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.
- 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).
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.
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:
- Electronics (up to 8 electronics (small items and computer components are bundled to count as “one”)
- Paper – shredded on site (up to 5 boxes/bags of paper)
- Household goods (no limits)
- 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.
Lexington County and Richland County residents are invited to this recycling drop-off event. Items from businesses will not be accepted at this event. They must be brought to their county landfill.
The following items will be collected:
- Tires (up to 8 tires per vehicle)
- Scrap Metal
- Household Goods
- Paper (up to 5 boxes or bags can be shredded onsite)
- Electronics (up to 8 items per vehicle, but small items and computer components that are bundled count as “one”.)
- Household Hazardous Waste (up to 8 gallons of liquid paint per vehicle is allowed). No explosives, ammunition, medical waste, pharmaceutical, sharps/needles, or radioactive waste (includes smoke detectors) are allowed.
Residents are asked to stay in their vehicles for safety and efficiency while staff unload materials. Masks are strongly encouraged.
This event is co-sponsored by the County of Lexington, County of Richland, and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.
Note: This event is subject to cancellation due to COVID-19.
A clean-up of Rawls Creek will be held in the Friarsgate Community, Irmo, SC. To learn how a simple clean-up can lessen the chance of future flooding and how you can help, Click on the link below
Keep the Midland’s Beautiful announces recycling of natural undecorated Christmas trees at locations in Lexington and Richland Counties. Mark your calendar for December 26—January 7 and click on the link below to the KMB website for the locations and hours to bring your natural Christmas tree for grinding into mulch.
HHW Drop-Off events listed in the flyer below are open to Lexington County residents only. Mark your calendar this Spring with the dates in the flyer beginning on Saturday, February 6, to bring a wide variety of hazardous materials to the locations listed in the flyer. These items are collected by EcoFlo, a hazardous waste disposal company, for proper handling and disposal. The flyer provides a list of materials accepted and what you need to know when preparing to take your household hazardous waste (HHW) to any of the drop offs listed in the flyer.
Please note that the April 17th HHW Drop-Off Event is the only one of the four spring events that will be held at the Collection and Recycling Center, 103 Distant Ln. Chapin, rather than at EcoFlo.
? QUESTIONS ? Please Call (803) 755-3325 or to visit the Lexington County Solid Waste Management website, Click Here
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will host this event in several small parking lots to the left of the main entrance to the zoo. This will be a drive-through event for residents of Lexington County and Richland County only. Materials generated by businesses will not be accepted. The following items will be collected at no charge from residents:
- Electronics (up to 8 large items per household)
- Paper to be shred on site (up to 5 boxes or bags per household)
- Scrap metal (no limits, no refrigerators/Freon)
- Tires (up to 8 per household, rims are ok)
- Cooking oil (no limit)
NOTE: Paint of other household hazardous waste (HHW) will NOT be collected at this event. Please check Upcoming Events on this website for HHW drop-off events.