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Collection and Recycling Centers

Hours

Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 7:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Sunday: 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Tuesday and Thursday: Closed

Other Closings: Closed New Year's Day, Independence Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.

May be closed due to severe weather or other emergency situations. Every effort will be made to notify the public if such closings are required. Check the County of Lexington Facebook page for unscheduled closings or call the Solid Waste Management Administrative office at (803) 755-3325.

Items Accepted and Instructions for Preparation

LEXINGTON COUNTY RECYCLING BROCHURE(PDF)

Aluminum Beverage Cans & Aluminum Foil Wrap and Pans

  • Empty and rinse
  • NO plastic bags

NOTE: Steel (food) cans and aerosol (spray) cans should be placed in scrap metal container.

Antifreeze

  • Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter using the funnel provided. If funnel is missing, ask attendant for assistance.

Batteries

  • Vehicle and small equipment lead acid rechargeable
  • NO single use household batteries (these may be discarded in household waste)

Cardboard, Corrugated

  • Cardboard boxes, flattened
  • Brown grocery bags
  • Food cartons, any size and color, flattened

NOTE: Beverage cartons with a peaked top (e.g. orange juice cartons) should be placed with "mixed paper" (i.e. with newspaper and magazines).

Carpet Padding

  • Foam rubber and foam
  • NO waffle pad
  • Currently accepted at all centers except Chapin and Hollow Creek Collection and Recycling Centers

NOTE: Carpet is no longer accepted for recycling.  Please take carpet to the Edmund Landfill or put small amounts in the "Yard Waste" container at the Collection and Recycling Centers.

Clean Wood Waste

  • Clean yard debris (i.e. grass clippings, pine straw, leaves, plant trimmings, branches <4 feet long and < 4 inches in diameter), clean, untreated and unpainted lumber and pallets
  • Accepted at (1) Ball Park, (2) Bush River, (3) Chapin, (4) Edmund, (5) Sandhills, and (6) Southeast Collection and Recycling Centers
  • NO plastic bags, non-biodegradable containers, trash
  • Tree branches greater than 4 feet in length or 4 inches in diameter must be brought to the Edmund Landfill. 
  • All clean wood waste is brought to the Lexington County Wood Grinding and Compost Facility at the Edmund Landfill where it is processed and made into wood compost and mulch (both colored/termite-treated and uncolored/untreated) and is then sold to residents and businesses. Call (803) 755-3325 for more information. 

Cooking Oil

  • Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center

Fuel

  • Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center

Glass Bottles and Jars

  • Separated by color (clear, brown, green/other)
  • Rinse and remove caps/lids
  • Labels do not need to be removed

Household Garbage

  • House trash, items containing food debris, incidentals, small appliances (i.e. items with a cord such as a toaster, alarm clock and vacuum cleaners)

NOTE: Unlike all other materials collected (including "yard waste") this material is stored in Richland County's Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) landfill.

Light Bulbs

  • Fluorescent and CFL bulbs only (discard others)
  • Up to 4 feet in length accepted at all Collection and Recycling Centers
  • Longer bulbs accepted at Edmund Landfill

Mixed Paper (Newspapers, Magazines, Flyers, Coupons, Beverage Cartons, etc.)

  • Beverage Cartons - rinse, flatten and discard plastic lids
  • Books - soft bound (e.g. phone books) only, NO hard bound covers
  • Envelopes - with and without clear-view windows, brown, white and colored, NO padded
  • Flyers, Inserts, Store Ads, Coupons - glossy and non-glossy
  • Magazines
  • Newspaper
  • Paper from hard bound books or notebooks with spiral binding (discard hard covers and metal or plastic binding)
  • Wrapping Paper - plain only, NO paper with glitter or foil

NOTE: Food cartons should be placed in the cardboard container.

Motor Oil, Used 

  • Five gallon limit
  • Pour into labeled container under the oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center

Oil Containers

  • Empty and take to oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center

Oil Filters

  • Take to oil shelter at any Collection and Recycling Center

Paper

  • Sheets of paper or shredded
  • White or colored, glossy or plain, regular weight or heavy (e.g. cardstock)
  • NO plastic bags

Plastics, identified in the triangular recycling symbol as 1 - 7

  • Empty and rinse, do NOT flatten
  • Bottles, jugs and jars - plastic screw on lids attached, pumps discarded
  • Tubs - NO pop-off lids (i.e. discard lids)
  • Frozen dinner trays, berry containers, etc.
  • NO plastic bags, disposable cups, plates, silverware, lids, straws
  • NO flower pots
  • NO loose lids palm size or smaller 

Scrap Metal

  • Aerosol Cans - empty, discard nozzle and lid
  • Appliances (e.g. stove, dishwasher, microwave)
  • Other (e.g. grill, bicycle with tires, swing set, etc.)
  • NO refrigerators, freezers or air conditioners (items containing Freon must be brought to the Edmund Landfill)
  • NO electronics(PDF) (Up to 5 items per day per household are accepted at no charge at the Edmund Landfill and at special collection events around Lexington County during the year.)

Textiles

  • Clean, dry and reusable clothing, shoes, and sheets

Tires

  • Car, truck, ATV
  • Limit 4 tires per day per household
  • Accepted from residents at (1) Ball Park, (2) Bush River, (3) Chapin, (4) Sandhills, (5) Southeast, and (6) Summit Collection and Recycling Centers.
  • Loads over 4 tires and commercially generated tires accepted only at the Edmund Landfill. 

Yard Waste

  • Unclean yard debris (e.g. bagged leaves)
  • Construction materials (e.g. carpet, storm doors, furniture)
  • Inert (non-living) material that does not fit into other categories or that consists of multiple materials

NOTE: Unlike household trash, this material is stored in Lexington County's Construction and Demolition (C&D) Landfill. 

Not Accepted at Collection and Recycling Centers

  • Propane Tanks - Take to the Edmund Landfill
  • Household Hazardous Waste - Take to a special collection event (see main page for schedule)
  • Garbage and Recyclables From Businesses - Take to the Edmund Landfill

 

List of Recycling Centers
 Name Street Address General Location
Ball Park Road

301 Ball Park Road

Lexington, SC  29072

 

West of Lexington off Hwy. 1, near "Wildcat Hollow"
Bush River Road

6109 Bush River Road

Columbia, SC  29212

 

Located East of Lake Murray Dam, near Hwy. 60 intersection
Chapin

103 Distant Lane

Chapin, SC  29036

 

Located at Westwood Road, approx. 1 mile off St. Peters Church Road
Edmund

325 Landfill Lane

Lexington, SC  29073

 

Located off Hwy 302, adjacent to the Lexington County Landfill
Hollow Creek

125 Beulah Church Road

Gilbert, SC  29054

 

Located off Hwy. 378, next to the Hollow Creek Fire Department
Leesville

702 South Lee Street

Leesville, SC  29070

 

Located south of Batesburg-Leesville, near S. Brodie Road
Pelion

1325 South Pine Street

Pelion, SC  29123

 

Located on Hwy. 302, south of Pelion Fire Department
River Chase

110 River Chase Way

Lexington, SC  29072

 

Located off Corley Mill Road & Hwy 378 at I-20
Sandhills

3241 Charleston Hwy.

Cayce, SC 29033

 

Located on Hwy. 321 near Bray Park & Old Landfill site
Southeast

538 Martin Neese Road

Swansea, SC 29160

 

Located off Hwy. 6 on Martin Neese Road
Summit

419 Sandpit Road

Leesville, SC  29070

 

Located between Quinton Richard Road and Dixie Street in Summit