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Green Business Program

The goal of the Midlands Green Business Program is to encourage businesses in Lexington and Richland Counties to be outstanding stewards of the environment, thus preserving South Carolina’s natural resources via waste reduction, recycling, energy efficiency, water conservation, and enhancing air quality.

WHY Become a Member?

  • It's free, quick, easy and beneficial!

  • Recognition: New Midlands Green Businesses in Lexington County are recognized before the Lexington County Council, in Lexington County social media posts and through press releases.  All Midlands Green Businesses receive a framed certificate, door cling and assorted branded Green Business items (mug, cup, etc.) to help advertise their Midlands Green Business Membership. 

  • Education, Assistance and Networking: Green Business Members are invited to attend quarterly breakfast meetings at no charge.  Meetings are held at a variety of business locations, hosts share information about their successful efforts to protect the environment and time is allowed for networking with other business members. 


HOW To Become a Member

1.Create an Internal Green Team.


2.Go to the Keep the Midlands Beautiful website to learn more about the program and to complete the online application form.  They coordinate and manage the program for Lexington County, Richland County and the City of Columbia.


3. If you have questions, contact Traude Sander, Recycling Coordinator for Lexington County at (803) 785-3340 or