Electronic Recycling – Richland, Lexington and City of Columbia

We try to keep this blog relevant and not cheesy like most real estate blogs can be. You won’t find interest rates or images“moving tips” but rather relevant stuff we feel our clients may find useful. A lot of these post are questions we get or experience we have. For instance my wife was in crazy “nesting mode” the other day and asked me to get rid of my last 4 computers. I thought easy enough until I tried to find a place to take them, because in Richland County, Lexington County and the city of Columbia you can’t put it out at your curb, nor would you really want too. So here are some tips for recycling your old electronics.

Protect Yourself –

Just because you took your computer to a recycling center doesn’t it mean it gets destroyed on the spot. Make sure to remove the hard drive before taking it. Here is a great article from Digital Trends that will walk you through the steps or will give you links to download software that will do it.

Where to Go?

Since your normal trash service won’t pick them up curbside and most normal recycling centers are setup to handler hem, here are the places to take them.


Richland County –  Has two sites to serve you.

-Lower Richland Drop-off Center at 10531 Garners Ferry Rd, (Monday – Saturday 8am- 5:30pm & Sunday 12:30pm-5:30pm)

– Richland County C&D Landfill, 1070 Caughman Rd North, off Monticello Rd, Columbia (Monday-Friday 7am-4:30pm, Saturday 7am-12:30pm)

They Accept –

  • Computers and computer accessories (keyboards, monitors, printers, scanners)
  • Televisions 40” or smaller – no consoles
  • Stereos – no consoles
  • Household electronics including VCRs, DVD players, power tools, radios, fax machines, and small appliances
  • Microwave ovens
  • Telephones (land and cell), pagers and answering machines (Click Here To See Website)

City of Columbia, SC –

You can take your electronics to City of Columbia Public Works at 2910 Colonial Drive, Columbia, SC. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday 9am-3:30pm.

They Accept –

  • computers
  • monitors
  • TV’s
  • VCR’s
  • DVD players
  • phones
  • cameras
  • stereo equipment
  • and anything that plugs in. (Click Here To See Website)

Lexington County & Lexington City – 

They haveone place for eRecycling at and its only at the landfill. Which is located at 498 Landfill Lane, Lexington SC 29073. They are open Monday-Saturday 7am-4:30pm.

Broken-Hard-DriveThey Accept –