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April Is "GREEN IS CLEAN MONTH" In Lexington County!

 

The Lexington County Council, by resolution, has proclaimed April as “Green is Clean Month” and
encourages residents to honor Earth Day (April 22nd) throughout the month of April by participating in 
events to raise environmental awareness in our community. These events are hosted by the County of
Lexington’s Solid Waste Management Department and Public Works Department, Stormwater Division,
in partnership with Lexington Countywide Stormwater Consortium, South Carolina Department of
Agriculture, and Keep the Midlands Beautiful. 

 

Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries with events held to demonstrate support for
environmental protection.

 

Saturday, April 14, 2018 * 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chapin High School (300 Columbia Ave, Chapin, SC 29036)

Special Recycling Collection Event

Items collected from Lexington County residents:

Electronics (up to 8 items)

Household Hazardous Waste (maximum of 8 gallons of liquid paint)

Paper to be shred on site (up to 5 boxes or bags)

See the event flyer for more information and click on the words above for examples of allowable items.

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 * 9 a.m. - 12 noon

Red Bank Crossing (1070 South Lake Dr, Lexington, SC 29073)

Backyard Garden Day Sale

Items for Sale:

Backyard compost bin -- $40*

Bagged compost made from clean wood waste -- $2/bag (approx. 40 lb)

NEW Bagged black mulch treated for termites -- $2/bag (2 cu. ft.)

NOTE: All items plus bulk compost and untreated/uncolored mulch available at the at the Edmund Landfill, Monday to Saturday, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

* Please contact Traude Sander, Recycling Coordinator, at (803) 785-3340 or tsander@lex-co.com to pre-order a compost bin. 

See the event flyer for additional information.

 

Saturday, April 21, 2018 * 8 a.m.

Sandhills Middle School

Great American Cleanup

The cleanup is sponsored by Keep South Carolina Beautiful and PalmettoPride.

It will begin at 8 a.m. at Sandhills Middle School. 

Cleanup and safety supplies will be provided the day of the event during check-in. 

Lunch will be served following the clean-up.

Open to residents aged 13 and over.  Anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian present throughout the cleanup.

To sign up or for more information, please contact Mallory Biering at mbiering@palmettopride.org or (803) 758-6034.  

 

Saturday, April 28, 2018 * 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

White Knoll High School (5643 Platt Springs Rd, Lexington, SC 29073)

Special Recycling Collection Event

Items collected from Lexington County residents:

Electronics (up to 8 items)

Household Hazardous Waste (maximum of 8 gallons of liquid paint)

Paper to be shred on site (up to 5 boxes or bags)

Pesticides (up to 2500 lbs of solid and 300 gal of liquid may be brought by any SC resident or farmer)

See the event flyer for more information and click on words above for examples of allowable items.

    

For more information or volunteer opportunities with Green is Clean Month events, contact Traude Sander, Lexington County's Recycling Coordinator at (803) 785-3340 or tsander@lex-co.com.