Recycling options in the Midlands vary by county and municipality.  Please use the following links to find out how to recycle in your area.

Lexington County Recycling 

Richland County Recycling 

City of Columbia Recycling 

Landfill Ban on Electronics In Effect

As of July 1, 2011, residents may no longer throw away computers, computer monitors, televisions and printers with their household garbage. These items must be recycled. The legislation specifically says that residents “may not knowingly place or discard” a computer, computer monitor, printer and television “in any waste stream that is to be disposed of in a solid waste landfill.”

Lexington and Richland Counties have drop-off locations for recycling electronics and regularly offer one-day collection events. Continue scrolling or visit our calendar of events for dates of upcoming collection events. For more information about the electronics ban, visit the DHEC E-Cycle South Carolina.

Charitable Organizations

Click here for a partial list of organizations in the Midlands that accept donations of new and gently used items.

Upcoming Recycling Drop-off Events

  • Richland County Residents: Saturday, August 15 at Columbia Place Mall from 8 a.m. to noon.  More Information
  • Lexington County Residents: Saturday, August 29 at Batesburg-Leesville High School from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More Information
  • Richland AND Lexington County Residents: Saturday, October 3 at Irmo High School from 8a.m. to Noon More Information