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Collection and Recycling Centers
(Residential use only, No commercial use)




Collection and recycling centers

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This Map Tour provides an image tour of the Collection and Recycling Centers in Lexington County. 


Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.



3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.


Tuesday and Thursday



Other Closings

Closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


May be closed due to severe weather or other emergency situations. Every effort will be made to notify the public if such closings are required.  Check the County of Lexington Facebook page for unscheduled closings or call the Solid Waste Management Administrative office at (803) 755-3325.


Items Accepted and Instructions for Preparation


1. Aluminum Beverage Cans & Aluminum Foil Wrap and Pans

Empty and rinse

NO plastic bags

NOTE: Steel (food) cans and aerosol (spray) cans should be placed in scrap metal container.


2. Antifreeze

Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter using the funnel provided.  If funnel is missing, ask attendant for assistance.


3. Batteries

Vehicle and small equipment lead acid rechargeable

NO single use household batteries (these may be discarded in household waste)


4. Cardboard, Corrugated

Cardboard boxes, flattened

Brown grocery bags

Food cartons, any size and color, flattened

NOTE: Beverage cartons with a peaked top (e.g. orange juice cartons) should be placed with "mixed paper" (i.e. with newspaper and magazines).


5. Carpet Padding

Foam rubber and foam

NO waffle pad

Currently accepted at all centers except Chapin and Hollow Creek Collection and Recycling Centers

NOTE: Carpet is no longer accepted for recycling.  Please take carpet to the Edmund Landfill or put small amounts in the "Yard Waste" container at the Collection and Recycling Centers.


6. Clean Wood Waste

Clean yard debris (i.e. grass clippings, pine straw, leaves, plant trimmings, branches <4 feet long and < 4 inches in diameter), clean, untreated and unpainted lumber and pallets


Accepted at (1) Ball Park, (2) Bush River, (3) Chapin, (4) Edmund, (5) Sandhills, and (6) Southeast Collection and Recycling Centers

NO plastic bags, non-biodegradable containers, trash


Tree branches greater than 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter must be brought to the Edmund Landfill. 


All clean wood waste is brought to the Lexington County Wood Grinding and Compost Facility at the Edmund Landfill where it is processed and made into wood compost and mulch (both colored/termite-treated and uncolored/untreated) and is then sold to residents and businesses.  See our website or call (803) 755-3325 for more information. 


7. Cooking Oil

Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center


8. Fuel

Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center


9. Glass Bottles and Jars

Separated by color (clear, brown, green/other)

Rinse and remove caps/lids

Labels do not need to be removed


10. Household Garbage

House trash, items containing food debris, incidentals, small appliances (i.e. items with a cord such as a toaster, alarm clock and vacuum cleaners)

NOTE: Unlike all other materials collected (including "yard waste") this material is stored in Richland County's Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfill.


11. Light Bulbs

Fluorescent and CFL bulbs only (discard others)

Up to 4 feet in length accepted at all Collection and Recycling Centers

Longer bulbs accepted at Edmund Landfill


12. Mixed Paper (Newspapers, Magazines, Flyers, Coupons, Beverage Cartons, etc.)

Beverage Cartons - rinse, flatten and discard plastic lids

Books - soft bound (e.g. phone books) only, NO hard bound covers


Envelopes - with and without clear-view windows, brown, white and colored, NO padded

Flyers, Inserts, Store Ads, Coupons - glossy and non-glossy



Paper from hard bound books or notebooks with spiral binding (discard hard covers and metal or plastic binding)

Wrapping Paper - plain only, NO paper with glitter or foil


13. Motor Oil, Used 

Five gallon limit

Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center


14. Oil Containers

Empty and take to oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center


15. Oil Filters

Take to oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center


16. Paper

Sheets of paper or shredded

White or colored, glossy or plain, regular weight or heavy (e.g. cardstock)

NO plastic bags


17. Plastics, identified in the triangular recycling symbol as 1 - 7

Empty and rinse, do NOT flatten

Bottles, jugs and jars - plastic screw on lids attached, pumps discarded

Tubs - NO pop-off lids (i.e. discard lids)

Frozen dinner trays, berry containers, etc.

NO plastic bags, disposable cups, plates, silverware, lids, straws

NO flower pots

NO loose lids palm size or smaller 


18. Scrap Metal

Aerosol Cans - empty, discard nozzle and lid

Appliances (e.g. stove, dishwasher, microwave)

Other (e.g. grill, bicycle with tires, swing set, etc.)

NO refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners (items containing Freon must be brought to the Edmund Landfill)

NO electronics (Up to 5 items per day per household are accepted at no charge at the Edmund Landfill and at special collection events around Lexington County during the year.)


19. Textiles

Clean, dry and reusable clothing, shoes, and sheets


20. Tires

Car, truck, ATV

Limit 4 tires per day per household

Accepted from residents at (1) Ball Park, (2) Bush River, (3) Chapin, (4) Sandhills, (5) Southeast, and (6) Summit Collection and Recycling Centers.

Loads over 4 tires and commercially generated tires accepted only at the Edmund Landfill. 


21. Yard Waste

Unclean yard debris (e.g. bagged leaves)

Construction materials (e.g. carpet, storm doors, furniture)

Inert (non-living) material that does not fit into other categories or that consists of multiple materials

NOTE: Unlike household trash, this material is stored in Lexington County's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill. 



Not Accepted at Collection and Recycling Centers

Propane Tanks - Take to the Edmund Landfill


Household Hazardous Waste - Take to a special collection event (see main page for schedule)

Garbage and Recyclables From Businesses - Take to the Edmund Landfill



List of Collection and Recycling Centers


 NameStreet AddressGeneral Location
Ball Park Road

301 Ball Park Road

Lexington, SC  29072


West of Lexington off Hwy. 1, near "Wildcat Hollow"
Bush River Road

6109 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC  29212


Located East of Lake Murray Dam, near Hwy. 60 intersection

103 Distant Lane

Chapin, SC  29036


Located at Westwood Road, approx. 1 mile off St. Peters Church Road

325 Landfill Lane

Lexington, SC  29073


Located off Hwy 302, adjacent to the Lexington County Landfill
Hollow Creek

125 Beulah Church Road

Gilbert, SC  29054


Located off Hwy. 378, next to the Hollow Creek Fire Department

702 South Lee Street

Leesville, SC  29070


Located south of Batesburg-Leesville, near S. Brodie Road

1325 South Pine Street

Pelion, SC  29123


Located on Hwy. 302, south of Pelion Fire Department
River Chase

110 River Chase Way

Lexington, SC  29072


Located off Corley Mill Road & Hwy 378 at I-20

3241 Charleston Hwy.

Cayce, SC 29033


Located on Hwy. 321 near Bray Park & Old Landfill site

538 Martin Neese Road

Swansea, SC 29160


Located off Hwy. 6 on Martin Neese Road

419 Sandpit Road

Leesville, SC  29070


Located between Quinton Richard Road and Dixie Street in Summit