Green is Clean Month events, Green Business Memberships, and conservation awards!
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April 2016

A Message from Jane

Spring has sprung and South Carolina is ready to get CLEAN and GREEN! Here are some opportunities for us in the Midlands  during April.
Green Is Clean Events in Lexington County
City of Columbia New Green Business Form
Richland Conservation District Receives State Award
Sonoco Honored as First Sustainable Legacies Recipient
Where to find updated Recycling News

Jane Hiller, Education Director
Sonoco Recycling

Green is Clean Month in Lexington County

April 9
Lexington County Recycles Day
9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
Saxe Gotha Presbyterian Church.
See the flyer for more information, and learn about other events.

Listen for more information.

April 23
Lexington County Compost and
Compost Bins Sale

9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Red Bank Crossing, 1070 S. Lake Drive, Lexington.  

Compost bin pre-orders are highly recommended before pickup/purchase.
There will only be a limited supply available for purchase at the event. Learn more event information.
Giveaways - selected residents will receive Compost Pail & Turners *
April 15-16
Midlands Recycling/Sustainability Group Events
The City of Columbia, Richland County, Lexington County, Keep the Midlands Beautiful, Palmetto Pride, Habitat Restore, EdVenture Museum State Museum and Sonoco Recycling are partnering on several events this spring.
  • April 15 (for school groups only)
    Check out recycling and recycling education at the Columbia International Festival at the State Fair Grounds. Details at
  • April 16-17 (general public)
    Check out recycling and recycling education at the Columbia International Festival at the State Fair Grounds. Details at
  • April 16
    Check out our Earth Day page in Natural Awakenings Magazine.
Additional goings-on
  • Recently we held our annual RETHINK Contest and Junk Art Event during the SC Share Fair/STEAMosphere at Irmo High School. Habitat Restore staff and volunteers helped families make Junk Art Bird Nesters (because everybody needs a home). Other members of our group served as judges for the RETHINK Contest.
  • EdVenture Museum hosted their second GLEANERS Event in their Maker Space as a fun way to encourage local agencies, businesses and citizens to collect fun junk for art projects and inventions. Participants made jewelry from computer parts. 
  • The State Museum hosted a recycling class taught by members of our Midlands Recycling Group for Home School Families. After rave reviews, we have been invited back to teach a Recycling Class to Home School High School students in September!

Have You Renewed Your Green Business Membership? 

Is your City of Columbia Green Business Membership current? Please take a few minutes to renew your membership today.

Here is the new form.

Sonoco Recycling recently renewed our membership!

Richland Conservation District Receives State Award

The Richland Soil and Water Conservation District (SWCD) was named the 2015 Outstanding Conservation District of the Year by the SC Association of Conservation Districts (SCACD). Learn more

Sonoco Honored as First Sustainable Legacies Recipient

The New Irmo News has reported that Innolect, a woman-owned executive and organization development company, honors Sonoco with its first Sustainable Legacies Award for their philanthropic, volunteer and social responsibility contributions in education, health and wellness, arts and culture and the environment. The award includes a donation to a nonprofit of choice by the winner, for which Sonoco selected the United Way. Learn more

Local Recycling News Resource

Check out SC Department of Commerce’s great site for updated recycling news:
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