Community Meeting and Survey 

Posted by Seth Duncan Friday, March 17, 2017 9:52:00 AM

The Town of Batesburg-Leesville is in the process of developing a strategic plan to identify community needs and develop strategies for improving services.  To get input from the community the Town is conducting a public survey and will be holding a public drop-in meeting. 

The survey, which is designed to help the town better understand what they are doing well and what they need to improve, is available online by going to the Town website ( or it can be taken in person at Town Hall (120 West Church Street) or the Batesburg-Leesville Branch Library (203 Armory Street). The survey has been prepared in both English and Spanish. 

English Version:

Spanish Version:

The public drop-in meeting will be held at Town Hall (located at 120 West Church Street, Batesburg-Leesville, SC 29006). on February 23, 2017 from 6:00 – 8:00 PM.  All are welcome to stop by and talk with Town staff about community needs and priorities.  Information on Town services will also be available. 


Electronics Waste Recycling & Paper Shredding Event 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, March 2, 2017 1:54:00 PM

Not sure what to do with your old and unused electronics, tires or bank statements? The Town of Batesburg-Leesville will host a disposal and recycling event on March 11th from 9AM – 1PM in the Southern Tool Works parking lot (438 West Railroad Avenue), formerly Piggly Wiggly in Batesburg. Residents will have the opportunity to dispose of tires, recycle electronic waste and shred sensitive, unneeded documents. This event is in partnership with Advanced Disposal, Lexington County Solid Waste Management, Shred With Us, and PalmettoPride.

Below is a list of items being accepted for disposal and recycling:

  • Tires – limit 8 per resident of Batesburg-Leesville. Must not be on rims and only passenger or light truck tires will be accepted. No commercial dealers will be allowed to dispose of tires.
  • Paper Shredding – paper only. No binders, books, or plastic coated paper (magazines). Staples and paperclips are acceptable.
  • E-Waste – up to 8 items per visit from Lexington County residents and small businesses. Items can be computers, TV’s, copiers, VCR and DVD players, fax machines, telephone systems, cell phones household electronics including stereo’s, radio’s, PDA’s and electronic game systems. Electronic waste must have been generated in Lexington County for this event, and residents should keep electronics intact for the purpose of recycling.

Garbage Routes are Changing 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, February 27, 2017 3:04:00 PM

Advanced Disposal will begin driving new routes starting Monday, March 13, 2017. Currently, Advanced Disposal trucks pick up trash and recyclables on Monday’s only. However, starting March 13th, garbage trucks will be in Town Monday through Thursday picking up trash at different parts of the Town. Residents will receive notification from Advanced Disposal if their pick-up day is changing to either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday. For those whose pick-up will remain Monday, no additional notice will be given.

Advanced Disposal will also be changing how often it picks up recyclables. Instead of every week, starting March 20th, crews will pick up every other week.

The map below highlights the route changes for the Town.  


Mon = Blue, Tues = Purple, Wed = Green, and Thur = Brown

Potential for Snow, Get ready for Winter 

Posted by Seth Duncan Thursday, January 5, 2017 5:07:00 PM

With the potential for snow this weekend, we wanted to make sure that everyone was prepared for winter. Please check out the link below for a winter preparation guide provided by South Carolina Emergency Management Division.


Area Businesses Announce Holiday Closings and Hours 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, December 7, 2016 11:36:00 AM

Staff at Town Hall have been busy compiling a list of area businesses and their planned hours of operations and closings for the upcoming holiday season. Below please find a list of grocery stores, restaurants, and variety stores and their holiday schedule through New Year's day. A special thanks goes out to Denise Prior for making contact with all of these business owners and managers. 


BLFD to Host Blood Drive 

Posted by Seth Duncan Monday, December 5, 2016 10:16:00 AM

The Batesburg-Leesville Fire Department will host an American Red Cross Blood Drive on Monday, December 19th from 2pm-7pm. If you're an eligible donor and would like to sign up, please contact Jay Hendrix at 413-7934.


Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting Rescheduled 

Posted by Seth Duncan Saturday, December 3, 2016 9:35:00 PM

Batesburg-Leesville's annual Christmas Parade and Tree Lighting has been rescheduled for Sunday, December 11th. Festivities will begin at 5:30pm on the 11th. The event is being rescheduled due to expected rain. 

Town Smoke Testing Sewer Lines 

Posted by Seth Duncan Wednesday, November 30, 2016 9:27:00 AM

Town officials and staff will be working over the next few days to detect leaks, intrusions, and other issues with sewer lines by smoke testing lines in the Batesburg area north of HWY 23 and west of N. Carolina Ave. The Batesburg-Leesville Utilities Department uses a non-hazardous smoke to locate breaks, uncapped lines and other issues throughout the system.

Residents are advised to please be on the lookout for service crews in the areas north of HWY 23 and west of N. Carolina Ave. in the area of Saluda Ave., Summerland Ave., Hill St., the mill village, and the Batesburg business district during the hours of 8:00am and 5:00pm beginning on Thursday, December 1st and continuing until Friday, December 2nd.

If you live or work in the affected area and see smoke in your yard or home, which may indicate a break or leak of some kind, please contact Cindy Apple at Town Hall (532-4601). Crews from the utilities department, as well as others, will be in the testing areas to inspect leaks and determine the party responsible for correcting any issues found.

For more information, and to watch a video of the smoke testing process, please visit the Town’s website at

Sewer Smoke Testing Video:

Town Hall Closed 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:42:00 PM

Town Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday this week in observance of Thanksgiving (Nov. 24th &25th). We will reopen next Monday, November 28th at 8am. 


Recycle Used Cooking Oil 

Posted by Seth Duncan Tuesday, November 22, 2016 8:38:00 PM

Frying a turkey this Thanksgiving? Don't pour out used cooking oil down the drain - it will ruin your pipes and cause damage to the Town's sewer system. 

Lexington County has collection points across the county to collect used cooking oil - for FREE!

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