Keep the Midlands Beautiful and Government Partner Events

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

Thursday, May 8th--Green drinks 5:30-7:30--Green Drinks will be held the 2nd Thursday of every month at Jake's! Click here for Map!

March 1st-May 31st. Get a group together and participate in the Great American Cleanup. KMB will supply you with everything you will need to make your cleanup successful! Register now!

April 1st-april 30th. Shoe Recycling Challenge. Collect 25 pairs or shoes or more. For more information please see the flyer.

Friday, may 16th Richland County recycle day. E-Waste and Education. This event will be at the State Fairgrounds from 7am-6pm. You can get rid of old electronics, paint, mattresses, tires, hazardous materials, etc. For more information please see the flyer.

Saturday, June 21st.E-Waste and Shred event from 9-12. Location TBD

Saturday, august 23rd. Good * Clean * Fun Saturday 9:00AM to 11:30AM- We will be doing a pick-up of Atlas Road. Please call our office if you would like more information.

Saturday, September 20th. Good * Clean * Fun Saturday 9:00AM to 11:30AM- We participating in River/Beach Sweep. This will take place along the Saluda River at Riverbanks Zoo. Please call our office for more information.

Saturday, october 25th. Good * Clean * Fun Saturday 9:00AM to 11:30AM- We will be doing a pick-up of Garners Ferry Road. Please call our office if you would like more information.

Events in the Community

Saturday, aPRIL 19TH. Great North Columbia Cleanup. Meet at 10:00am in front of the Eau Claire Print Building (3907 Ensor Avenue). Please see the flyer for more information.

tUESDAY, aPRIL 22ND. Household Hazardous Waste Collection 4pm-7pm. Drop off locations given upon required registration. Please call 803-785-3340 for more information.

tUESDAY, aPRIL 22ND. Wine For Water brought to you by Gills Creek Watershed Assoication. Wine Tasting and Fundraiser at Senate's End from 6 to 8pm. For more information see the flyer!

Saturday, aPRIL 26th. Compost Sale at Red Bank Crossing from 9-12. Please call 803-785-3340 for more information

Saturday, aPRIL 26th. Compost Bin and Rain Barrel pre-sale pickup at Red Bank Crossing. This will be from 9-12 (Pre-order required). For more information call 803-785-3340

Saturday, aPRIL 26th. Kids Day at Virginia Hyde Park 10am-3pm

Saturday, August 23rd. 5th Annual Summer Celebration of Water will take place at Riverfront Park. This event will be from 10AM to 2P. Please see the flyer for more information.

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.