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Keep Waste In Its Place   

Litter, defined as misplaced solid waste, is harmful to Lexington County and to South Carolina. Litter endangers our environment, our wildlife, and our economy. It pollutes our neighborhoods, decreases property values, and destroys our county’s natural beauty. Litter can also lead to increased crime; it signals to criminals that residents don’t care what happens in their neighborhood and makes the area more vulnerable.


Lexington County Solid Waste Management works hard to keep waste in its place, and asks that you do the same.  On this web site you will find information about litter laws, various litter cleanup programs, cleanup statistics, links to litter-related publications, and other helpful information. Hopefully, you will find this information helpful to assist in keeping Lexington County beautiful!


Email for Reporting Littered Roadways

Help us clean up Lexington County roadways, highways and waterways.  If you see an area with excessive litter, email location details to  Lexington County’s new Solid Waste Management Litter Crew will work to clean it up.  Responses will not be sent from the automated email system but requests will be noted and added to the crew's work schedule.


The First Step: Knowing More About Litter

Help Prevent Litter in Lexington County

Litter and the Law

Bust a Litterbug

How to Adopt-A-Highway in Lexington County

How to Adopt-A-Waterway in Lexington County


Tarp Your Load!

Did you know that in Lexington County and in South Carolina it is illegal to operate a truck from which a load is blowing, falling, dropping, sifting, leaking or otherwise escaping?  In fact, it is a crime punishable by a maximum fine of $1,087 and a minimum of 15 hours of litter pick-up.  Litter clutters Lexington County roadways and waterways, decreases the beauty of our county, and decreases property value.


According to PalmettoPride, unsecured loads are the number one source of litter in South Carolina and they are therefore illegal in South Carolina and Lexington County.  Please remember to secure your load and tarp as needed when traveling to and from the county’s collection and recycling centers and landfill.  


Littering Resources:

Litter and the Law
State Littering Law
PalmettoPride (report a litterbug)