Upcoming Events

KMB'S Annual Shoe Drive! 

March 1st - May 31st, 2024

For a limited time you can donate your new gently worn, or used shoes to our shoe drive which helps us raise funds for our organization and keeps shoes out of landfills!

For drop-off locations, click here. To become a host for a drop-off location, email adiotalevi@kmbsc.org

 

Paper Shred Event Dates

March 23, 2024- from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

April 20, 2024- from 8 a.m. to 12 noon

For inquiries about what items will be accepted at this event, click here.

 

Spotless Service Saturdays Dates

February 24, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon - Lexington County's HWY 378.  Sign up here.

March 30, 2024 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon - Irmo's Kinley Creek.  Sign up here.

 

Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design Class

March 19 & 20 (all day both days)

Class Location: Lexington Two's Adult Education Center - 114 Hook Ave, West Columbia, 29169

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is working with PalmettoPride to offer a FREE two-day class called "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design" open to all members of the community.  This class normally costs $600+ and is popular among members of the police department, architects, city planners, and business owners.  Participants will learn how to make their properties, both personal and business, safer and less attractive to criminals while increasing the property value and decreasing the perception that an area is high in crime.  Lunch and refreshments will be provided.  A maximum of 40 people will be accepted so register early here.  For additional information, contact Traude Sander, Executive Director of Keep the Midlands Beautiful, at 803-733-2526 or tsander@kmbsc.org.

 

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. Did you miss a date?  No problem.  You can make up a missed pickup but your group will be responsible for disposing of the litter you remove.  For more information, click here.

2024

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

 

2025

  • Saturday, February 8, 2025
  • Saturday, May 17, 2025
  • Saturday, August 16, 2025
  • Saturday, November 15, 2025

 

2026

  • Saturday, February, 14, 2026
  • Saturday, May 16, 2026
  • Saturday, August 15, 2026
  • Saturday, November 21, 2026

 

HUGE & EXCITING NEWS!!

NEW "Litterer's Anonymous" Video

Featuring our very own KMB Team

Richland County's Communication's Team produced this fun and educational 5-minute video, written by the KMB team, about the importance of not littering.

Watch the video here.  Please "like it" and share it with others.

NEW Organization of the Month Video

Richland County has recognized Keep the Midlands Beautiful as their Organization of the Month! Watch the video here.

NEW Litter Prevention Video

Keep the Midlands Beautiful enlisted the help of ten area mayors to make a 45-second litter prevention video. Watch the video here.

 

Lakeside Litter Sweep was a HUGE Success!

Thank you to all 470 volunteers and partners who participated in this year's Lakeside Litter Sweep!  We removed a tremendous 9,278 pounds of litter, recyclables, and bulk items from Lake Murray's shorelines, islands, surrounding roadways, and even from beneath the water's surface with help from the Wataree Dive team!

To see photos from this fun event, click here.

 

Our FY23 Annual Report

(July 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023)

Click here to view the FY23 (July 1, 2022-June 30, 2023) Annual Report for Keep the Midlands Beautiful.  Contact Traude Sander, Executive Director with questions or comments at tsander@kmbsc.org or 803-733-1139.

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 and "like" our posts to keep up with all of our events and announcements.