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Lexington County Administration Building is open to the Public Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lexington 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.
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.
Learn more about the Environmental Education Association of South Carolina (EEASC), who is a sponsor of the Green Steps School program Here.
Lexington County Solid Waste Management offers a multi-faceted field trip that can be customized especially for your class or group. 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. These tours are limited and do require a reservation at least 1 month in advance. email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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. Email email@example.com for more information.