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498 Landfill Lane
Lexington, SC 29073
For additional information, see the Driving Directions.
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.
Commercial material 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 DHEC's Green Resource Index for a more complete, statewide listing.
Lexington County charges "tipping fees" to businesses and non-Lexington County residents to dispose of items at the Edmund Landfill. 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.
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 customers may apply for a credit account through Lexington County Solid Waste Management. Establishing a credit account requires a one-time $25 processing fee.
|1||All material brought to the landfill and all vehicles picking up material (such as compost or mulch) must cross the scale and drivers must check in at the scale house.|
Upon arrival at the gate,
Upon arrival at the gate,
|4||If the scale is empty, drive onto the scale. Only ONE vehicle may be on the scale at a time. Make sure your vehicle is completely on the scale.|
|5||Walk up to the scale house window. 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.|
|6||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.|
|7||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.|
|8||The scale house operator will give you directions for unloading your materials. See a map of the landfill here. 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.|
Have a mixed load? Plan ahead and pack your vehicle in this order for quick and easy unloading at the Edmund Landfill:
See the layout of the Edmund Landfill here.
Procedure for Compost and Mulch:
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 or was removed and disposed of safely.
How long will Lexington County's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Edmund Landfill last?
Like other landfills, Lexington County's C&D Edmund Landfill consists of several "cells." Once a cell is filled to capacity, it is closed and capped and a new cell is opened. The Edmund Solid Waste Management property currently covers 650 acres, contains one closed Municipal Solid Waste cell and one closed C&D cell and is expected to last 150 years. Lexington County maintains closed landfills in Chapin, Batesburg-Leesville and in Cayce. Residents and businesses are encouraged to reduce, reuse and recycle, all of which can have a profound impact on the life expectancy of a landfill.
What is a transfer station?
A transfer station is a large building in which household garbage is deposited and compacted. The Edmund Landfill has a transfer station which handles approximately 600 tons (1,200,000 pounds) of household garbage from Lexington County residents each day. It is then transferred to Waste Management's private landfill in Richland County (which stores household garbage from several counties).
How can I arrange a group tour of the Edmund Landfill or a group presentation?
Contact Lexington County's Recycling Coordinator at (803) 785-3340 or email@example.com. Tours of the landfill and transfer station can be given to groups of up to 60 people at a time.