Upcoming Events

Gala for a Greener Midlands 2022

Tuesday, December 6th



For more information, go to our Gala for a Greener Midlands page.


Tips for Reducing Holiday Waste

Ebonee Gadson, Keep the Midlands Beautiful Executive Director, talks with Dawndy Mercer in this Talkin' Trash video about how to reduce waste during the holiday season.  Click here to view the short video.

Grinding of the Greens

Recycle Your Christmas Tree!

If you have a real Christmas tree, please take it to one of these drop off locations between Dec. 26, 2022 and Jan. 19, 2023 so that it can be recycled into fresh mulch.  The mulch will be available to residents at no charge on Saturday, January 21, 2023.  For details including drop-off times, addresses for each site and more, click here for our Grinding of the Greens Flyer.


Lexington County

Crooked Creek Park

Hollow Creek Tree Farm

Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church

Seven Oaks Park

Edmund C&D Landfill & Compost Facility


City of Columbia

Compost Facility


Richland County

Caughman Rd Park

Friarsgate Park

Polo Road Park

Richland Co. C&D Landfill Drop-off Center


Register NOW for "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design" Class

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is partnering with PalmettoPride to offer a two-day class on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).  Learn how the proper design and effective use of the built environment can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in quality of life.  Municipalities throughout the world are adopting CPTED ordinances requiring site plan reviews with crime prevention and safety in mind.


Specially trained law enforcement officers, city or county planners, architects and developers are working together to ensure the proper design of structures, schools and neighborhoods.  PalmettoPride staff are certified to teach CPTED for continuing education credits for the SC Criminal Justice Academy (14.75 CLEE) and SC Planning Education Advisory Committee (3 CEU).


Keep the Midlands Beautiful will host this two-day class on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 and 8, 2023 at the Cathy Novinger Girl Scout Leadership Center located at 1107 Williams St, Columbia, SC 29201.  The class will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day.  The class will be provided at no charge.


Registration is required and space is limited.  Register here.  If you have questions, please call Keep the Midlands Beautiful at (803) 733-1139 or email Ebonee Gadson, Executive Director, at egadson@kmbsc.org.


2022 Adopt-a-Highway and Adopt-A-Street Cleanup Dates

Please plan ahead and submit supply requests at least one week in advance! Notify your Adopt-a-Highway or Adopt-a-Street group members of our scheduled quarterly cleanup dates. For more information, click here.


  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023


  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Saturday, August 17, 2024
  • Saturday, November 16, 2024

Our Facebook Page Has Changed!




Due to a glitch, our Facebook page has moved.  Please find us by searching for "Keep the Midlands Beautiful Nonprofit" and then follow us to keep up with all of our events and announcements.