Upcoming Events

Sweep the Acres Cookout and Cleanup

Join the City of Forest Acres in their Sweep the Acres cleanup and cookout on Saturday May 21st! As a thank you for helping the cleanup, Lowes is sponsoring a FREE cookout at the end of the event. Get your friends and family to come join!

Contact lposton@forestacres.net for registration

 City Wide Litter Pickup Day in West Columbia

Take some pride in the west side and get involved with the city-wide cleanup taking place on Saturday May 14th.

Gather a team or register yourself at http://bit.ly/LitterPickup

Richland Recycles Day Drop Off Event

Are you a Richland County resident and have waste to get rid of? Saturday May 14th Richland County is hosting a free drop-off event at South Carolina State Fairgrounds for household hazardous waste, tiers, scrap metal, electronics, paper and so much more!

For more information on this event call (803)576-2440 or visit richlandcountysc.gov.

2022 Annual Shoe Drive

Collect and/or donate gently used shoes for those in need in developing countries, while raising funds for Keep the Midlands Beautiful and permanently keeping the shoes out of our local landfills.  In 2021, we collected 6,225 pairs of shoes!

Help us collect more this year between March 1 and May 31 by collecting gently used or new shoes (any size and style) from your family, coworkers, neighbors, and friends.  Click here for our printable poster and click here for drop-off locations and additional information.


Be Part of the the 2022 Nationwide Great American Cleanup!


Join the KMB Team and Friends at a Fireflies Baseball Game!

Join KMB staff, supporters, and fellow volunteers for a very special summer evening of fun at Columbia's Segra Park, home of the Columbia Fireflies,  Don't wait; get your tickets now before they run out!  Every ticket holder gets a free ball cap too!  Order here!


Reading Lists for Children



2022 Adopt-a-Highway Cleanup Dates

Plan ahead and put in supply requests early! Notify your Adopt-a-Highway or Adopt-a-Street group members of our scheduled quarterly cleanup dates. For more information, click here.

  • Saturday, May 21, 2022
  • Saturday, August 20, 2022
  • Saturday, November 12, 2022


2022 Recycling Events


  • Hazardous Waste Drop-offs - Quarter 2
    • 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
    • Click here for details and products accepted
      • Friday, May 13 at Chapin Collection and Recycling Center
      • Saturday, May 14 at Chapin Collection and Recycling Center
      • Wednesday, May 25 at Southeast Collection and Recycling Center
      • Saturday, June 11 at EcoFlo Collection and Recycling Center
  • Questions?  Contact Laura-Anne Hunt, Lexington County Recycling Coordinator at lhunt@lex-co.com or (803) 785-3340.


  • Recycling Drop-Off Event
    • Saturday, May 14, 2022
    • 8 a.m. to 12 noon
    • State Fairgrounds
    • Click here for materials accepted, limits and additional important details.