The Great American Cleanup is underway and will continue until May 31st! Please plan a Spring cleanup with your neighborhood, civic group, school group, church group, or with your family. Although the GAC ends on May 31, our cleanup efforts will not end after May 31! In fact, Keep the Midlands Beautiful is happy to provide litter pickup supplies for one-time cleanup groups during the entire year. Any cleanup initiative, large or small–from the GAC to a one-time cleanup with two good friends–is an opportunity for you to demonstrate community involvement and inspire others to organize their own cleanups.
For more information, please email us or call our office at (803) 733-1139!
Are you apart of the Midlands Green Business Program? Want to come learn about it? Join us for the next networking breakfast that will be announced soon! We will be learning about the sustainability efforts at Nephron. Click here to register.
On November 16, 2018, Keep the Midlands Beautiful held its seventh annual Gala for a Greener Midlands. We would like to thank the River Center staff at Saluda Shoals Park for being a wonderful partner throughout the months leading up to the event, and we would like to thank Farm2Table Event and Catering Company for putting together a wonderful meal. Without our sponsors, donors, venue hosts, and caterer, this gala would not have been such a success. We had an incredible turnout, and our donors and sponsors went above and beyond by graciously donating silent and live auction items. All of the proceeds from the gala will go toward beautification projects throughout the Midlands.
This year, Executive Director Jacq Buck delivered a message regarding the importance of partnerships. In 2018, it was more evident than ever before that Keep the Midlands Beautiful can accomplish more by partnering with fellow Midlands organizations. Through each partnership, we have been able to gauge the needs of the community and create practical solutions that will last for years to come.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful has served Richland County, Lexington County, and the City of Columbia since 1989. As such, the 2019 Gala for a Greener Midlands will be a celebration—not only of another year of successful programs, but we will also be celebrating thirty years of service to the Midlands. Keep the Midlands Beautiful is proud to serve the Midlands, and we look forward to partnering with other Midlands organizations for many years to come.
The next AAH pickup will be Saturday, May 11th. If you would like more information, report cards and other links, click here.
If you are an Adopt-A-Waterway group now is the perfect time to do a cleanup. If you need supplies please let us know. If you would like more information about the program please click here.
Have an upcoming event and want to include recycling? We also provide trash stands as well. Click here for more information.
Richland County Solid Waste & Recycling have compost bins for sale. Call 803-929-6000 for more information on how to order these.
Keep the Midlands Beautiful received the President’s Circle Award from Keep America Beautiful. KMB received this around at the National Conference in Washington D.C. on January 25th. Please click here to read more about it.
Five for $5 LED Light Bulbs
Customers can now order five LED light bulbs for $5, with a flat rate shipping cost of $5. The offer includes up to 60 percent off retail prices and convenient home delivery. (ENERGY STAR-qualified LEDs use 75 percent less energy than incandescent bulbs, last at least six times longer and generate 70 to 90 percent less heat.) Orders can be made online or by phone at 1-877-510-7234. There is a limit per SCE&G customer account of 15 bulbs, annually from date of purchase