Upcoming Events

Register NOW for "Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design" Class

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is partnering with PalmettoPride to offer a FREE two-day class on Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED).  Learn how changes in lighting, landscaping, paint color and more can lead to a reduction in the fear and incidence of crime and an improvement in quality of life.

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).  However, this class is open to anyone and everyone interested in learning how to reduce crime.


Keep the Midlands Beautiful will host this two-day class on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7 and 8, 2023 at Mt. Zion Baptist Church located at 1908 Wilkinson St., Cayce, SC 29033.  The class will begin at 8:15 a.m. and end at 5 p.m. each day.  This class typically costs $600 to $900 per person but PalmettoPride's certified trainer is providing it at no cost.


Thank you Verde, located in Forest Acres, for catering lunch for all class participants on Tuesday, to the City of West Columbia for providing lunch on Wednesday, and to Dunkin' Donuts for providing a light breakfast!




Registration is required by Thursday, February 2 and space is limited.

Click here to register now.


Click here for the class agenda and click here for a class flyer to share with others.  If you have questions, please call Keep the Midlands Beautiful at (803) 733-1139 or email Ebonee Gadson, Executive Director, at egadson@kmbsc.org.


Sign Up NOW for Spotless Service Saturdays!

Join the KMB team and USC students as we remove litter from areas in need of extra attention.  We'll provide supplies and prizes.  Pre-registration is required.  If your plans change and you can't make it, PLEASE let us know by calling 803-733-1139 at least a day in advance. 


Saturday, February 25, 9 a.m. - 12 noon - Augusta Rd. in Lexington County

  • Register here

Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 12 noon - Great American Cleanup (GAC) Kickoff event near the Gamecock stadium with food and prizes.  This year's GAC (which takes place between the first day of spring and the first day of summer) will feature a competition between Lexington and Richland counties to see who can pick up the most litter!

  • Register for the kickoff event here


Take the KMB Lake Murray 350 Litter Challange!

Dominion Energy lowered Lake Murray water level this fall to curb growth of aquatic vegetation. Lowering lake levels uncover these plants, causing dehydration and exposing them to freezing temperatures. Lake Murray is expected to return to its normal 358 foot elevation by spring 2023, depending on rainfall and river flows.

This is also a great opportunity to remove trash and look for treasures normally underwater. Between now and March 15th, KMB is challenging you to scour the shoreline and pick up litter. The group who collects the most trash will win our Adopt-A-Waterway gift, including t-shirts, water bottles, and reusable bags. Send us your photos with a bag count to AAW@ KMBSC.org. Go to About Adopt-A-Waterway (keepthemidlandsbeautiful.org) to learn how you can adopt an island or boat ramp.

Safety is our first concern; areas of the lake with typically higher water levels will become shallower during the drawdown. We urge all boaters to use extra caution during this period.

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

Paper Shredding Event for Lexington County Residents

Keep the Midlands Beautiful is partnering with the Town of Batesburg-Leesville to offer...

WHAT? A paper shredding and tire recycling event for

WHO? All residents of Lexington County (no business material accepted)

WHEN? Saturday, March 18 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon

WHERE?  Leesville College Park, 423 College St. (at the end of Main St.), Batesburg-Leesville

HOW MUCH? It's free but each household is limited to 5 boxes or bags of paper and 8 tires

QUESTIONS?  Contact Keep the Midlands Beautiful at (803) 733-1139 or email Traude at tsander@kmbsc.org.

NOTE: The next paper shredding event will be May 20 in the Town of Pine Ridge.

Household Hazardous Waste & Electronic Recycling Events for Lexington County Residents

Lexington County residents are encouraged to safely dispose of household hazardous waste including paint, old fire extinguishers, and pesticides, and electronics on the following dates:

  • Friday, Jan. 27, 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. at EcoFlo (up to 5 electronics also accepted)
  • Saturday, Jan. 28, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoFlo (up to 5 electronics also accepted)
  • Friday, Feb 10, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoFlo (up to 5 electronics also accepted)
  • Saturday, Feb 11, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at EcoFlo (up to 5 electronics also accepted)
  • Friday, March 24, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chapin Collection and Recycling Center (NO electronics accepted)
  • Saturday, March 25, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Chapin Collection and Recycling Center (NO electronics accepted)

Click here for a poster with additional important details including addresses and a list of materials accepted.


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