About Spotless Service Saturdays

Growing from a collaboration with student volunteers from the University of South Carolina, Keep the Midlands Beautiful is proud to offer KMB-led cleanups on Saturday mornings known as "Spotless Service Saturdays." 

Cleanup locations change for each event, allowing us to address areas with high litter accumulation within Lexington and Richland counties as well as the City of Columbia and the Town of Irmo. KMB provides all supplies including trash bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and gloves.  KMB advertises the events and KMB staff are onsite to supervise and participate.  Any and all residents from Lexington and Richland counties are encouraged to participate.  Groups are welcome.  Cleanups take place from 9 a.m. to 12 noon.  


Spotless Service Saturday Cleanup Dates:


Next Dates:

October 28, 2023, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Martin Luther King neighborhood in the City of Columbia
  • Check-in begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Martin Luther King Park in the parking lot at the corner of Greene St. and Heidt St.
  • Safety instructions and supplies will be provided.
  • Participants will then be directed to specific roads to work in small groups.
  • All participants will receive bottled water and a take-home gift.
  • Pre-registration is required.  Register here.


November 4, 2023, 9 a.m. to 12 noon

  • Kinley Creek in the Town of Irmo
  • Waders or rain boots are recommended.
  • Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. at the Irmo Town Hall located at 7300 Woodrow St, Irmo.
  • Groups will be given safety instructions and supplies and will then be directed to specific locations along the river to work in small groups.
  • Download event poster to share with others here.
  • Pre-registration is required.  Register here.



  • These events will be canceled if fewer than five volunteers sign up by the Wednesday prior to the pickup.


Past Dates:

May 6, 2023 - Sandy Beach Lake Murray, Lexington County

April 29, 2023 - Rawl's Creek, Town of Irmo

March 25, 2023 - Shop Rd., City of Columbia

February 25, 2023 - Augusta Rd, Lexington County

January 14, 2023 - Pinehurst Community, City of Columbia

November 19, 2022 - Kinley Creek, Town of Irmo

October 8, 2022 - Garner's Ferry Rd., Richland County

September, 2022 - Postponed due to rain

April 23, 2022 - Booker Washington Heights Neighborhood off Farrow Rd., City of Columbia

March 19, 2022 - Boiling Springs Rd. from Longview Dr. to Highway 6

February 12, 2022 - Hardscrabble Rd from Farrow Rd to N. Brickyard Rd.

January 15, 2022 - Martin Luther King, Jr. Neighborhood, City of Columbia

December 4, 2021 - Lower Richland Blvd. in Richland County.

October 23, 2021 - Highway 321 from Fish Hatchery Rd. to Sandhills Pkwy. in Lexington County.

August 21, 2021 - Clement Rd. from River Dr. to Westwood Ave. in the City of Columbia.

June 5, 2021 - Lower Richland Boulevard from Leesburg Rd. to Garners Ferry Rd. in Richland County.

May 1, 2021 - Fairmont Rd. from Leesburg Rd. to Hallbrook Dr. in the City of Columbia.

April 3, 2021 - Fish Hatchery Rd. in Lexington County.

  • Thank you to McDonald's for donating $275 worth of free meals for our hard working volunteers!

March 20, 2021 - Two Notch Rd. from Clemson Rd. to Decker Blvd. (scheduled to coincide with the Great American Cleanup KICKOFF event!)

  • Thank you to Applebee's, Chili's, Fazoli's, and Outback for donating $450 in gift cards for our hard working volunteers!