DO NOT PUT GLASS, FOOD (OR ANY ITEM WITH FOOD RESIDUE STILL ON IT), RAZOR BLADES, NEEDLES AND/OR STYROFOAM INTO RECYCLE ROLL CART
The Town of Irmo does not accept glass for recycling; please discard all glass in the regular household roll cart (or citizens can take to local recycling drop-off points around the midlands).
There has been a surge in the need to recycle cardboard boxes. The increase in online shopping has also increased the number of boxes used to ship items around the world. Therefore there is a current push promoting the recycling of flattened boxes.
There is also a strong market to recycle not only cardboard but also: paper, plastic bottles and metal cans.
February 23, 2019 – There will be a drop-off recycling event for Lexington and Richland County residents for paper shredding, electronics and scrap metal. The event will be from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Riverbanks Zoo & Garden, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia 29210 (overflow parking lot, just past the main entrance)
Additional information on recycling and current initiatives can be obtained by visiting the SONOCO website at: https://www.sonoco.com/product/recycling-services I can be reached at (803) 781-7050, if there are any additional questions.
If there is a streetlight in your neighborhood that is not working, you need to call your utility provider for maintenance. Repairs are normally completed within a week (both providers).
SCE&G – You will need the number from the plate on the pole and then call 1 (800)-251-7234.
MCEC – You will need the address that the light is installed at and then call (803) 749-6555.
If you would like to have an LED light installed on your property, then you must call your provider (phone number listed on monthly statement) and arrange for the service. There is no up-front cost but there will be a recurring charge on your electric bill. Currently SCE&G charges $25 a month for a light and MCEC charges $18.50 per month.
Both electric companies are replacing damaged and inoperative lights with new LED fixtures. They will not install an LED if current light is fully operational.
Reminder: Scheduling Pick-Up of Bulk-Items
The Town of Irmo participates in a bulk Item collection program with Tyler Sanitation. As a reminder this program requires the homeowner to schedule this monthly collection by calling Tyler Sanitation at (803) 626-9000. Pick-ups will occur during the first week of each month on either Monday and/or Tuesday. There is no charge to the homeowner providing they follow the rules and properly schedule their pick-up.
Only two items per residence can be scheduled for pick-up in any one month period. Residents desiring to have additional items collected will be required to coordinate directly with Tyler Sanitation and pay $25 for each item to be collected.
Do Not place bulk items at the curb until your scheduled week arrives. Bulk Items placed at the curb without a scheduled pick-up will be abated and the owner will have 10 days to remove the item from the street.
January pick-up has been completed and the next scheduled week for bulk item collection will be February 4th.
NOTE: Contractor material “IS NOT” part of the bulk item collection program and is the responsibility of the owner to have removed at their expense.