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How can I report recycling efforts?

Why should I report recycling efforts?

It’s smart business to recycle. It’s smart business to report your recycling activities (what and how much you recycle). It's also easy to report.

The S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program offers an on-line reporting system that is FREE and CONFIDENTIAL. Called Re-TRAC Connect, this Web-based data management system that is provided by DHEC allows businesses to enter, manage and report essential recycling data in a single-window reporting format.

Reporting for Fiscal Year 2015 (July 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015) is currently OPEN. A new reporting survey is available through Re-TRAC Connect. Please report your efforts and help the state reach its recycling goal of 40 percent by 2020.

Companies that are not able to (or do not want to) use the Internet-based program, are encouraged to complete a fillable PDF during the reporting period. PLEASE SUBMIT ALL REPORTING BY NOVEMBER 15, 2015.

For more information, please contact Stacey Washington at 803-898-1329.
Why should I report recycling efforts?

There are many economic and environmental benefits to recycling. Reporting those recycling activities has many benefits as well including:

  • helping recycling businesses and markets grow - and therefore creating jobs and contributing to the state's economy;
  • helping businesses make effective and efficient solid waste management decisions;
  • recognizing for businesses for their waste reduction and recycling efforts; and  
  • helping South Carolina reach its goal to recycle 40 percent of the state's municipal solid waste by 2020.

Reporting is done by fiscal year so you need to keep track of your recycling activities from July 1 to June 30. You are encouraged to report your information each year. Recycling data collected from businesses is recorded and included in the annual report confidentially.

A copy of the latest "South Carolina Solid Waste Management Annual Report" also is available.