Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Government Partner Events
Educators: Please check our Green Steps website for workshops and other events especially for you.
May 17 - Richland County Recycles Day. 9am-1pm event for 4th and 5th grade students in Richland County Schools. RSVP by April 19th. Click here for more information.
May 18 - Adopt-a-Highway Pickup Date. Click here for much more information about AAH.
Events in the Community
Richland Backyard Landscaping Series
June 24-28, 2013 - 4-h20 Exploring Lake Murray. 8:30 am – 4:30 pm daily. Is your 10-12 year old child looking for a unique experience this summer, where they can have fun, enjoy the water, and learn about the environment all at the same time? 4-H2O Exploring Lake Murray is a water based science camp from Clemson Extension that teaches kids about enjoying and protecting our local streams, lakes and rivers while they splash around, learn new skills and make new friends. The class will meet at the SCE&G Recreation Area at Lake Murray in Lexington. Participants will tour the lake on pontoon boats, visit a water treatment plant, swim every day, and learn about fishing, aquatic critters, wildlife, pollution prevention and more. The class is limited to 20 participants. Early Bird Tuition: $100 if received prior to June 10; $120 if received after June 10. For more information and to register click for the website or the flyer.
July 8-12, 2013 - 4-h20 Exploring the Congaree Watershed. 8:30 am – 4:00 pm daily. 4-H2O Exploring the Congaree Watershed is for youth ages 11-14 years old and will be held at Harbison State Environmental Forest. This program is designed for older students and those who have already completed the 4-H2O Exploring Lake Murray program (although this is not a requirement). Participants will kayak, hike, swim, visit Congaree National Park, learn to use a compass, and study fish, aquatic insects, forestry, nature protection and more. The class is limited to 20 participants. Early Bird Tuition: $100 if received prior to June 24; $120 if received after June 24. For more information and to register click for the website or the flyer.
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.
New and ONGOING: As of October 2012 Sonoco Recycling no longer offers shredding/secure material destruction services.
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.