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Manufacturers Requirements

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South Carolina passed legislation in 2010 that banned the disposal of specific electronics in solid waste landfills effective July 1, 2011. The legislation places several requirements on manufacturers including that a manufacturer may not sell consumer television, monitor, computer and or printing devices in South Carolina unless they provide a recovery program for those devices (Section 48-60-50).

In addition, the legislation (Section 48-60-20) outlines registration and recovery requirements for manufacturers of these devices. The 2016 requirements are listed below.

Download a complete list (pdf) of manufacturers that have registered.

2016 Requirements
 for Manufacturers of Covered Television, Monitor, Computer and Printing Devices

Devices Manufactured

Registration Fees*

Take-back Requirements

Consumer Computer or Printing Devices

$3,500 individual fee
or
$20,000 collective fee from
Representative Organization

Provide no-charge recovery program, to include mail-back, collection sites or collection events.

Consumer Televisions or
Consumer Monitors

$3,500 individual fee
or
$20,000 collective fee from
Representative Organization

Individual recycling obligation=
80 percent by weight of SC sales
RO obligation= Recovery of devices from local governments with population share equal to total RO market share.

* A manufacturer of multiple types of devices is required to pay only one annual registration fee.

Registration forms will be made available beginning December 2015 at http://www.scdhec.gov/library/D-2425.docx. Manufacturers must register not later than February 15, 2016, and will be billed beginning March 1, 2016.  Invoices will include payment options and you will have 30 days to submit your fees to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Registration requirements do not apply to a manufacturer that sold 500 or fewer devices in South Carolina during the prior year.

For the purposes of this statute:

  • "Covered computer device" means a desktop, laptop or notebook computer or a printing device marketed and intended for use by a consumer. 
  • "Covered computer monitor device" means a display device typically manufactured without an internal tuner that can display pictures and sound and is designed for use with a desktop computer.
  • "Covered television device" means a device that contains a tuner with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger marketed and intended for use by a consumer.

If you have any questions, please contact Tina Lindler or Jana White at e-register@dhec.sc.gov or at 1-800-768-7348.