Waste Reduction and Recycling

One of our goals is to increase recycling.  Recycling decreases waste and litter.  Learn more about our efforts by clicking on the links below.


  • Waste Wise Events - We provide garbage, recycling and cigarette ash containers at no charge for use at events.
  • Recycling Drop-off Events - We sponsor paper shredding at county drop-off events and provide staff to help at the events where materials such as electronics, hazardous waste and more are collected.
  • Annual Shoe Drive - We collect new and gently used shoes each spring to be sold and reused in developing countries.
  • Grinding of the Greens - We partner with Lexington and Richland counties and the City of Columbia as well as church groups to collect Christmas trees, to grind them and to reuse them as mulch.