2018 Event Schedule & Information
Click here for a list of Lexington County's 2018 Special Recycling Collection Events. For more information, call Traude Sander, Recycling Coordinator at (803) 785-3340.
Next Recycling Collection Event
Lexington County residents, bring your electronics and tires to be recycled and paper to be shred on site to Batesburg-Leesville High School on Saturday, March 17 between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. See the event flyer for additional information.
How to Recycle In Lexington County
Lexington County Recycling Brochure
Download this brochure for information on what and where to recycle, how to get curbside service, and how to buy compost bins, compost and mulch made from clean wood waste.
Recycling's Dirty Dozen
Download this handout for information on items that should NOT be placed in curbside recycling bins.
Recycling at Collection and Recycling Centers
Click on this link to learn what is accepted at Lexington County's 11 Collection and Recycling Centers, where they are located and when they are open.
"Green Is Clean" Month
April is "Green is Clean" month in Lexington County. Click on this link to learn more.
Organics (clean wood and clippings) Recycling
Lexington County recycles and sells clean wood waste in the form of compost and mulch. Click here to learn more.
You can save money and help the environment by composting in your backyard. Click here to learn how.
Click here to learn how to recycle your prescription medications.
Material Accepted in Curbside Recycling Bins
1 - PAPER/CARDBOARD - Flatten
* Cardboard, including pizza boxes without food or excessive grease, paper towel rolls
* All paper, unwanted mail, flyers, inserts, ads, coupons, plain or glossy
* Envelopes, white and brown, with or without windows, NO padded envelopes
* Soft bound books (e.g. phone books)
* Food and beverage cartons, rinsed, lids discarded, flattened
* NO hard bound books, NO spiral binding
* NO small pieces (palm size or smaller), NO shredded paper
* NO tissues, NO paper towels
* NO diapers
2 - PLASTICS - Reattach screw on lids, discard pop-off lids
* All bottles, jugs, jars (from food, beverage, toiletries, etc.), rinsed with screw tops on
* All tubs (e.g. margarine, yogurt, berries), rinsed with pop-off tops discarded
* NO disposable plastic plates, cups, silverware, lids straws
* NO rigid plastics (e.g. buckets, chairs)
* NO Styrofoam
* NO hoses, NO hangers
* NO plastic bags!!!
3 - METAL - Rinse
* Aluminum beverage cans
* Steel food cans, lid attached or in the can
* Aerosol (spray) cans, plastic nozzle and lid discarded
* NO pots or pans
* NO aluminum foil, pans or trays
* NO cords, auto parts or electronics
4 - GLASS - Discard tops/lids
* All bottles and jars, rinsed, lid discarded
* NO mirrors, NO windows, NO dishware, NO light bulbs
Want to Recycle Something Not Listed? Try the Following:
* Lexington County's 11 Collection and Recycling Centers
* The Edmund Landfill
* Special Recycling Collection Events
* Local Stores
* Waste Wizard - use the Waste Wizard on this website or download the mobile App from the App Store (Lexington County SC Solid Waste) to find recycling options for other materials
Frequently Asked Questions