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

“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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