Next Council Meeting
Lexington County Administration Building is open to the Public Monday - Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
If you do not have a group but still want to help, contact Lexington County's Litter Administrator, Lorie Sempervive, at (803) 785-4940 or LSempervive@lex-co.com to become a Litter Control Champion and to receive a free litter supply kit provided by PalmettoPride. Click here for the request form.
Thank you to the following Litter Control Champions for helping to clean up Lexington County!
Help us clean up Lexington County roadways, highways and waterways. If you see an area with excessive litter, email location details to ReportLitter@lex-co.com. Lexington County’s Solid Waste Management Litter Crew will work to clean it up. Responses will not be sent from the automated email system but requests will be noted and added to the crew's work schedule.
Litter Free Lexington County SC, is a new initiative in 2022 hosted by Lexington County Department of Solid Waste Management that aims to connect volunteers interested in helping cleanup litter in the county to those who work with litter management on a daily basis. The program hopes to provide resources for municipalities and a network for local volunteers to get involved in their neighborhoods throughout the county.
End the summer with a splash by joining the KMB team for a cleanup on the shorelines and islands of Lake Murray! Volunteers with boats are encouraged to travel by boat to clean islands. Volunteers without their own boat will be invited to clean the shores, OR travel to islands on Lake Murray in boats! All supplies will be provided, and volunteers will receive a thank-you gift, door prizes, plus entry to win grand prizes including jet ski and pontoon boat rentals! Grab a friend or neighbor, form a group, and we'll see you on the lake! email email@example.com for more information
If you have a group willing and able to pick up litter just four times a year for two years, please contact Keep the Midlands Beautiful at 803-733-1139 or firstname.lastname@example.org to adopt a highway or waterway. Supplies will be provided. Go to https://keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org/ to learn more.
Check out KMB's Spotless Service Saturday Events! For more information and to sign up, click here!
1. Secure every load, every time and do it right.
2. Report people who litter.
3. Convince your friends, family, coworkers and neighbors to secure their loads correctly
and not to litter.
Did you know that in Lexington County and in South Carolina it is illegal to operate a vehicle from which material is escaping? In fact, it is a crime punishable by a maximum fine of $1,087 and a minimum of 15 hours of litter pick-up. Litter decreases the beauty of our county, decreases property value and is harmful to wildlife.
According to PalmettoPride, unsecured loads are the number one source of litter in South Carolina and they are therefore illegal in South Carolina and Lexington County. Please remember to secure your load and tarp as needed when traveling to and from the county’s collection and recycling centers and landfill.
Download and share this flyer to encourage people you know to tarp their loads.
Litter, defined as misplaced solid waste, is harmful to Lexington County and to South Carolina. Litter endangers our environment, our wildlife, and our economy. It pollutes our neighborhoods, decreases property values, and destroys our county’s natural beauty. Litter can also lead to increased crime; it signals to criminals that residents don’t care what happens in their neighborhood and makes the area more vulnerable.
Lexington County Solid Waste Management works hard to keep waste in its place, and asks that you do the same.