Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Government Partner Events

Educators: Please check our Green Steps website for workshops and other events especially for you.

Saturday, November 8th. ReThink Junk Art Contest at Habitat ReStore. This event will be from 10-1. Please see the flyer for more information.

Saturday, November 15th. Electronic Waste and Shred Event 9:00AM to 12:00PM. CrossRoads Middle School in Irmo. Please see the flyer for more information.

December 26th-January 8th. Grinding of the Green's. Drop off you live Christmas tree to be ground up into mulch. Check back for locations.

Saturday, jANUARY 10th. Grinding of the Green's Mulch giveaway. Mulch will be given out at theSouth Carolina Farmers Market and Seven Oaks Park. This is on a first come first serve basis.

Events in the Community

Saturday, November 15th (9am to 1pm). County of Lexington Recycle Day including Household Hazardous Waste and Electronic Waste Collection. HHW items must be registered by November 10th. This event will be held at Springdale Baptist Church. For more information click here.

New and Ongoing: Richland County Solid Waste and Recycling announced changes to curbside recycling service for some Richland County residents. As of February 11, 19,000 residents in the north-central and southeastern parts of unincorporated Richland County have received 95-gallon, lime green roll carts for recyclable materials such as newspapers, plastic, cans, and glass. These new recycling carts will replace the smaller red recycling bins, and acceptable items will now be accepted every other week. The cost of service will not change. By 2015, all of the county’s 88,000 curbside customers will convert from 18-gallon recycling bins to full sized recycling roll carts. For more information call the Richland County Ombudsmans Office at 803-929-6000.

Ongoing: Shred 360 ShredDay Events. Shred 360 regularly organizes and participates in free community Shred Day events in which the public is encouraged to drop personal items for immediate and secure destruction. These events are intended to raise awareness to the ongoing issues of identity fraud and how proper information management helps protect individuals and companies. Click here to see Shred 360 upcoming Shred Day Events.

Ongoing: Shredded wood mulch available for minimal cost at Lexington County's Edmund Landfill. Monday through Saturday, 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. $10/load for residents. Click here for more information.