GREEN IS CLEAN MONTH
2017 Lexington County April's GREEN IS CLEAN MONTH was a success!
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, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, and County Municipalities.
Earth Day is celebrated in more than 192 countries with events held to demonstrate support for
Lexington County residents were able to honor Earth Day throughout the month by participating in
Green Is Clean Month events. The kick-off event began in Chapin on Saturday, April 8th at the United Methodist Church. This four hour event provided residents with a means of recycling electronics and
scrap metal. Over 200 residents delivered a total of 20,000 pounds of electronic waste and 1300 pounds
of scrap metal. The final Recycle Day event was on Saturday, April 29th, at the White Knoll High School.
The NJROTC volunteered with the four hour event to assist 850 residents who delivered 22,000 pounds
of electronic waste, 25,000 pounds of household hazardous waste, shredded 9800 pounds of paper, and
donated 100 pairs of shoes to the impoverished.
The Backyard Garden Day Event was held on Saturday, April 22nd, at the Red Bank Crossing parking lot. During this three hour event, 75 residents participated and purchased 25 compost bins (provided through a State DHEC Grant) and 110,000 pounds of bagged and bulk compost from the County Wood Grinding and Compost Facility.
Many thanks to the event volunteers and United Methodist Church and White Knoll High School for
the use of their facilities.
For more information or volunteer opportunities with Green is Clean Month events, call (803) 785-3340.