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Lexington County Administration Building is open to the Public Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Education and Outreach

mathLexington County Solid Waste Management provides education outreach to schools, community groups and individuals interested in learning about recycling and responsible waste disposal. For information on the programs below or other recycling/solid waste related issues, contact the Recycling Coordinator at (803) 785-3340. 



Tour GroupFacilities Tour

Lexington County Solid Waste Management offers a multi-faceted field trip that can be customized especially for your class, group or family! Offered at the Edmund Landfill, you can see a working recycling/municipal solid waste collection station, compost and mulch grinding facility, oil recycling operation, transfer station and landfill with multiple cells.


Recycling and Solid Waste Education Presentations

What's the difference in a collection station, transfer station and a landfill? What can you recycle in Lexington County and how should you prepare your recyclables? The Lexington County Recycling Coordinator explains this and more in presentations designed especially for your group. Especially good for schools, civic groups and neighborhood associations. 


Recycling and Solid Waste Education BoothsLMC Wellness Fair

Lexington County Solid Waste Management can assist with your special events, including school science/career days, festivals and/or community fairs. We can provide an informational table with recycled-content giveaways, help you set up recycling at your event, coordinate “trash to treasure” art projects and much more. 


Green Steps Environmental Education

Green Steps is an environmental education initiative that encourages individual schools to take steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible. Each year, participating schools work on projects in three categories (1) Conserve, (2) Protect and (3) Restore. Schools that successfully complete two model-quality projects in each category for more than one year are recognized as "certified" Green Steps Schools.  Mentors from the public and private sectors offer guidance and resources in planning, executing and evaluating the success of school projects. Lexington County Solid Waste Management is a Green Steps partner and provides assistance for participating schools.  For additional information, please go to the Green Steps website.


Congratulations to the 2019-2022 Green Steps Schools in Lexington County

Green Steps Logo   Leaphart Elementary School

   Meadow Glen Elementary School

   Pleasant Hill Elementary School

   Irmo Middle School

   Meadow Glen Middle School

   Irmo High School

   White Knoll High School

   REACH Home School