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County of Lexington having recycling event soon; event for Lexington County residents only

Lexington, SC - Lexington County residents are once again invited to take advantage of a recycling event happening in Lexington on Saturday, August 10, 2019. Residents may bring electronics, household hazardous waste, paper documents to be shred on-site, and donations for male veterans and for Goodwill. This one day event is being held at Lexington High School’s Technology Center parking lot which is located at 2463 Augusta Hwy, Lexington, SC 29072. It will start at 9 a.m. and will continue accepting items until 1 p.m.

Electronics

  • SC law requires that electronics (specifically computers, monitors, printers and TVs) be kept intact and recycled.

  • A maximum of eight (8) large electronic items will be accepted per household. A box or bag of small items and computer components will be bundled to count as one.

  • Examples of electronics accepted include computers, monitors, printers, scanners, TVs, VCR and DVD players, stereo equipment, gaming systems and cell phones.

  • Electronics are also accepted at the Edmund Landfill every week, Monday to Saturday, from 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Household Hazardous Waste (HHW)

  • This material is only accepted at drop-off events.

  • A maximum of eight (8) gallons of liquid paint will be accepted. There is no limit on other types of HHW.

  • Examples of HHW include paint and paint related products, automotive fluids, batteries, fertilizers, fire extinguishers, pool chemicals and products with mercury.

  • Medicines, ammunition and smoke detectors will not be accepted.

Paper Shredding

  • Paper will be shred on site by Shred With Us.

  • A maximum of five (5) boxes or bags of paper will be accepted per household.

Household Donations

  • Men’s clothing and toiletries will be collected by the “Leadership Lexington County” team for use by veterans at Central Midlands Transitional Retreat in Lexington.

  • Women and children’s clothing, furniture and general household items will be collected by Goodwill Industries.

Additional Information

  • Materials are only accepted from Lexington County residents.

  • Material generated from businesses is not accepted at drop-off events. This may be taken to the Edmund Landfill.

  • No refrigerators, freezers or other items with Freon are accepted at drop-off events. These may be taken to the Edmund Landfill.

  • This event is being hosted by the County of Lexington Solid Waste Management department with assistance from the Lexington County Stormwater Consortium and Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

  • For additional information about Recycling Drop-off Events, go to the Lexington County Solid Waste Management website at www.lex-co.sc.gov/solidwaste or contact Lexington County’s Recycling Coordinator Traude Sander at (803) 785-3340, or tsander@lex-co.com.

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