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Education and Outreach

mathLexington County Solid Waste Management provides education outreach to public 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 Recycling Coordinator at (803) 785-3340. 

Solid Waste Fast Facts


Facilities 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 facility off SC 302, you can see a working recycling/municipal solid waste collection station, oil recycling operation, transfer station and landfill


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 Booths

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 annual steps toward becoming more environmentally responsible. Each year, participating schools work on a comprehensive, sustainable project. Mentors from the public and private sectors offer guidance in planning, executing and judging school projects. Lexington County Solid Waste Management is a Green Steps partner and can assist Lexington County schools that want to participate.


Lexington Green Business Program/Smart Recycling Program

Lexington County Solid Waste Management and the Public Works Department recently implemented a new Green Business Program. The program is designed to encourage Lexington County businesses to decrease their environmental impact. Lexington County businesses that are making an effort to preserve South Carolina’s natural resources, via waste reduction, recycling, being energy efficient, conserving water, and enhancing air quality, are recognized for their efforts. For more information on the Lexington County Green Business Certification Program, please visit the Green Business webpage.