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Edmund Landfill, Transfer Station and Compost Facility

LocationTransfer Station

429 Landfill Lane

Lexington, SC  29073

For additional information, see the Driving Directions.

Compost Rows

Hours

Open:

  • Monday to Saturday, 7:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Vehicles will NOT be permitted to enter after 4:30 p.m.
  • If picking up compost or mulch, please arrive by 4 p.m. to allow Atlas staff time to loadCompactor in Cell 2 materials

Closed:

  • Sundays
  • New Year’s Day (January 1st),
  • Independence Day (July 4th),
  • Thanksgiving Day,
  • Christmas Day (December 25th)

 

Electronics Building

Materials Accepted (Fees may apply) 

Recycling:

  • Asphalt
  • ConcreteMattresses
  • Electronics
  • Helium Tanks
  • Mattresses and Box Springs
  • Metal
  • Porcelain
  • Propane TanksRefrigerators and Freezers
  • Refrigeration Units
  • Tires
  • White Goods (appliances)
  • Yard Debris (clean)

C&D Landfill:

  • Boats
  • Furniture
  • Mixed Construction Debris
  • Mobile Homes
  • Plate or Treated Glass
  • Shingles
  • Yard Debris (mixed)

Transfer Station:

  • Household and commercial garbage (municipal solid waste)
  • Dead animals
  • Paint, latex based (only if completely dried with sand, kitty litter or other material)
  • Railroad ties (Residential generated only) 

Wood Grinding & Compost Facility:

  • Tree trunks and branches
  • Leaves 
  • Mulch
  • Pine cones
  • Pine straw
  • Unpainted and untreated wood (e.g. pallets)
  • Other clean wood waste
  • NOTE: All material must be unbagged or in brown bags.  NO plastic bags!

Household Hazardous Waste

  • Hazardous materials (e.g. pesticides, fertilizer, oil-based paint, liquid latex-based paint, fire extinguishers, etc.) and petroleum products are NOT accepted at the Edmund Landfill.
  • Hazardous materials may be brought by residents to Drop-Off Opportunities at which Household Hazardous Waste is being accepted.  See the schedule of events on our Drop-Off opportunities page. 
  • Hazardous materials generated by a business must be taken to a business that can handle it.  See a list of recycling companies in the Midlands and materials they accept here or see SC Chamber of Commerce Recycling Directory for a more complete, statewide listing. 
Disposal of Latex-Based PaintPaint Can
  • Latex-based paint, when completely dried with sand, kitty litter or other drying material, may be disposed of with household garbage.  See this handout or our video on the 'County of Lexington' Facebook page for additional instructions.  If brought to the Edmund Landfill or to a Collection and Recycling Center, all cans must be opened and will be inspected to ensure they are completely dried.  Liquid paint causes expensive damage!

 

Go to the recycling page of this website or email us at recycling@lex-co.com for additional information and assistance.

Disposal of Commercially Generated Railroad Ties, Utility Poles and Other Similar Materials:
  • All materials treated with the preservative pentachlorophenol or creosote are not accepted at the Lexington County Edmund Landfill or Transfer Station. Contact a preferred Class III Municipal Solid Waste Landfill Facility (i.e. Republic Waste or Waste Management Landfills) for disposal of these materials. 

Fees

Lexington County charges "tipping fees" to businesses and non-Lexington County residents to dispose of items at the Edmund Landfill or Transfer Station. The fees vary according to the type of waste and customer.  See the Fee Schedule for details.  Proof of residency must be shown by residents when bringing material.  Call (803) 755-3325 for additional information.

Solid Waste Fees Updated FEB 2024

Payment Options

If your load requires payment, you may pay by cash, check or citizens may pay by the Over-The-Counter (OTC) credit card payment option.  Credit card payments include a small transaction fee.  Frequent business customers may apply for a credit account through Lexington County Solid Waste Management by completing and returning this form.  Establishing a credit account requires a one-time $25 processing fee.

 

Landfill Procedures

The Landfill Hours are Monday-Saturday 7:00 AM to 4:30 PM. If you have large loads, plan enough time to dispose of your items accordingly. 

Landfill Scale 1 All material brought to the landfill and all vehicles picking up material (such as purchasing compost from our composting partner) must cross the scale and drivers must check in at the scale house.  
Red Light 2

All vehicles must STOP and WAIT at the stop sign at the end of the scale. Only ONE vehicle is allowed on the scale at a time.

Window at scale 3

When it is your turn to drive on to the scale, make sure your vehicle is completely on the scale. Listen for instructions from the scale operator in the window.

Scale House Operator 4 Be prepared to show your driver's license or other proof of Lexington County residency and to explain what type of material you have and where it came from.

Inspecting Load

5 The scale house operator may inspect your load or ask additional questions to determine if payment is due and/or where your materials should be taken.
Vests 6 Residents who do not have a safety vest or other safety clothing will be given a safety vest to use on site.  Please return the safety vest to the scale house before leaving.  NOTE:  Commercial customers are required to provide your own safety clothing.
Directions 7 The scale house operator will give you directions for unloading your materials.  Assistance is not provided on site (except to load compost and mulch) and helpers must ride in your vehicle.  If helpers came to the landfill in a second vehicle, the second vehicle must stay in the visitor parking lot. 

 

 

Order for Unloading

Have a mixed load?  Plan ahead and pack your vehicle in this order for quick and easy unloading at the Edmund Landfill:

  • Pack First and Unload Last: Construction and Demolition (C&D) Material (i.e. non-living materials such as furniture, toys, flat/plate glass, etc.)
  • Pack Second and Unload In Between C&D and MSW (Municipal Solid Waste): Recyclables (e.g. electronic items, mattresses, tires, scrap metal, refrigeration units, propane tanks)
  • Pack Last and Unload First: Household Garbage/Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

 

Compost:

Compost BinBackyard Compost Bins for SALE!

  • Sold individually
  • Stop at the scale to pay and to get directions for pickup
  • Click here for more information

 

BUY Compost from our partners at Atlas Organics! 

(NOTE: No compost is currently available at the Edmund Landfill Compost Facility)Compost Rows

  • COMING 2024!
  • Compost is made from clean wood waste and food waste, which when breaks down makes a high quality product with the right balance of carbon, nitrogen, air and water. 
  • Clean wood materials are collected at Lexington County' s Collection and Recycling Centers and at the Edmund Landfill and Compost Facility, operated by Atlas Organics. 
  • Food waste will be collected by containers from resturaunts, schools and food production facilities and transported to the Edmund Landfill and Compost Facility for processing. 
  • Compost will be available for purchase year-round at the Edmund Landfill and Compost Facility operated by Atlas Organics. 
  • The facility is located at 429 Landfill Lane, Lexington, SC 29073 and is open Monday through Saturdays 7am-4:30pm. Customers wishing to pick up compost must arrive by 4pm to be able to receive product and allow loading by Atlas personel. 
  • Will be for sale through our composting vendor Atlas Organics soon!

Learn more about Atlas Organics and compost availability HERE or by calling (877) 676-7715

Procedure for Purchasing Compost Image removed.

  • Call (877) 676-7715 for availability before coming
  • If buying in bulk:
    • Arrive at the Edmund Landfill and Compost Facility NO LATER THAN 4 p.m.
    • Check in at the Edmund Landfill scale house, have empty vehicle weighed & inform staff you are here to pick up compost.
    • Truck or trailer will be loaded by Atlas Organics staff.
    • Payment will be taken care of at the Compost Facility through Atlas Organics (NOTE: Credit Card only, NO CASH) 

Frequently Asked Questions About the Edmund Landfill, Transfer Station and Compost Facility

Can I take material from the landfill?

No.  Lexington County Ordinance prevents individuals from removing material from Lexington County property which includes the Edmund Landfill and all 11 of the Collection and Recycling Centers.   

 

What if the Freon has been removed from the refrigeration unit?

You must present a statement from a certified EPA technician on letterhead with their EPA certification number stating that the Freon was removed by them.  Otherwise both businesses and individual residents are charged a $15 fee per unit to ensure that the Freon is removed and disposed of safely.

 

Transfer Station-loadingWhat is a transfer station?

Transfer Station-UnloadingA transfer station is a large building in which household garbage is deposited and compacted.  The Edmund Landfill has a transfer station which is permitted to process and transfer up to 2,000 tons of household garbage from Lexington County each day.  It is then transferred to Waste Management's private landfill in Richland County.  

 

How can I arrange a group tour of the Edmund Landfill or a group presentation?EEASC Tour Group-sm

Contact Lexington County's Solid Waste Management Team at recycling@lex-co.com.  Presentations and tours of the landfill, transfer station, compost facility and recycling center can be given with 2 weeks or more advance notice.