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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



  • 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 staff time to load thCompactor in Cell 2e material


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

Electronics Building

Materials Accepted


  • 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

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 Recycling Drop-Off Events at which Household Hazardous Waste is being accepted.  See the schedule of events HERE. 
  • 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 for additional information and assistance.




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.


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

Landfill Scale 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.  
Red Light 2

Upon arrival at the gate,

  • If the light is red, STOP and WAIT.  A large truck is exiting across the scale and needs space to exit.  (A second scale and scale house are currently under construction to avoid this wait in the future.)
Light at Landfill 3

Upon arrival at the gate,

  • If the light is green, proceed to the stop sign.  If a vehicle is on the scale, wait at the stop sign.
Scale-Empty 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.
Scale House Operator 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.

Inspecting Load

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.
Vests 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.
Directions 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. 



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 MSW and C&D: Recyclables (e.g. mattresses, tires, scrap metal, refrigeration units, propane tanks)
  • Pack Last and Unload First: Household Garbage/Municipal Solid Waste (MSW)

See the layout of the Edmund Landfill here.


For Sale

Compost BinCompost Bins

  • Sold individually
  • Stop at the scale to pay and to get directions for pickup


Compost:Compost Rows

  • $15/ton (While supplies last)


  • Uncolored -- $10/ton (While supplies last)

Procedure for Compost and Mulch:

  • Call (803) 755-3325 for availability of compost and mulch before coming. 
  • If buying in bulk:
    • Stop on the scale to have empty vehicle weighed.
    • Truck or trailer will be loaded by landfill staff.
    • Cross outgoing scale to be re-weighed and to pay for amount purchased.

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 or was 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  Presentations and tours of the landfill, transfer station, compost facility and recycling center can be given with 2 weeks or more advance notice.