Upcoming Events

Rain Barrel Building Workshop @ Lexington County Public Library
Jun 23 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am
Rain Barrel Building Workshop @ Lexington County Public Library | Lexington | South Carolina | United States

Harvest rainwater from your gutters using a rain barrel and have water to irrigate or use in outdoor water features when you need it!

  This class will cover:

Constructing a rain barrel to take home with you

*    Importance of managing our rainwater runoff



        Program fee is:  $25.00 (Includes all materials and refreshments) Preregistration is required

Last day for registration:  Monday, June 18, 2018.        Space is limited to the first 20 paid registrants.

“Trash the Poop” at Columbia Fireflies Games on Wag-A-Long Wednesdays @ Spirit Communications Park - Fireflies Stadium
Jun 27 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

On June 6th, June 27th, August 1st, August 8th and August 29th dogs are welcome to come to the game with their owners free of charge!  At each of those games representatives from Trash the Poop, a program sponsored by Lexington County, Richland County, and the City of Columbia, will staff a display to provide leash bag dispensers and brochures to dog owners. These items encourage puppy parents to be environmentally responsible by picking up after their dogs and depositing bagged pet waste in the trash. After all, who wants to step in dog poop?! Not only does this simple action keep the ground cleaner, it reduces bacterial pollution of waterways that occurs when animal waste washes into storm drains during a rain storm. At Spirit Communications Park, they also require that dog owners pick up after their pet and properly dispose of the waste on Wag-A-Long Wednesdays.

Fireflies fans who come out to the game on June 6th can see a first pitch thrown at 7:05 p.m. by the Stormwater Managers of Lexington County and the City of Columbia. On August 8th, a first pitch will be thrown by a surprise Lexingtonian. Be sure to come early because our Trash the Poop PSA will be shown on the big screen prior to the game.

To read  the “Trash the Poop” brochure, Click here .

Summer Clean Up Recycling Day @ Forts Pond Elementary School
Aug 18 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Lexington County residents:  Here’s your chance to free up space and recycle old electronics and paper to create new electronics and a myriad of useful items from paper.  For full information on items to bring to this event, please refer to this flyer  . 

It’s quick and easy.  Just load up your vehicle and follow the signs in the parking lot of  Forts Pond Elementary School in Pelion to the recycling and paper shredding stations.  You don’t need to get out of your vehicle to unload anything.  This will be done for you.  You’ll drive away feeling good knowing that you have given your useless items a useful purpose once again through recycling!


Fall Clean Up Recycling Day @ Irmo High School
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Mark your calendars!  Fall Clean Up Recycling Day on Saturday October 20, 2018 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Irmo High School is a HUGE opportunity for residents of Richland County and Lexington County to recycle electronics and paper and dispose of hazardous materials and metal junk.

This event requires an army of helpers consisting of ROTC volunteers from Irmo High School as well as staff from Lexington County, Richland County, Keep The Midlands Beautiful and the SC Department of Agriculture to assist attendees to fill tractor trailers and shredding trucks with the following items:

FOR RECYCLING                                                                                                                                                 

  • Electronics
  • Scrap metal
  • Paper


  • Household hazardous waste
  • Pesticides

For a list of household hazardous waste items that will be accepted at this event click here .

For helpful information on preparation of paint for disposal click here .

For a list of electronics and amount accepted at this event click on this link E-Waste Accepted .

To see event poster, click on this link  Poster-October 20-Irmo HS


Build Your Own Rain Barrel Workshop @ EMS Training Building
Oct 26 @ 8:45 am – 12:00 pm

Join with others to learn the benefits of harvesting gallons of rain water from your rooftop!  The Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium is hosting a “Build Your Own Rain Barrel” Workshop consisting of a class held at the Emergency Medical Services training building on Ball Park Road in Lexington, SC followed by a hands-on group rain barrel making session at Lexington County Public Works. You will make your own rain barrel like the one in the photo to take home and start collecting rain water for uses such as watering plants, cleaning a vehicle, tools, your pet or your feet!  Using rain water can also save you money on your water bill as well as reducing pollutants in our waterways.  The class holds 25 participants, and you can be among them by clicking on the flyer below and filling out the registration form and sending in a $25.00 check to cover the cost of supplies.  Please check on space availability first by sending an email to [email protected]

LCSC RB wkshp flyer 10-26-2018

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


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