The Office is required by the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991 to produce three reports annually that focus on solid waste management activities in the state. A description of each of these reports is provided below.
Recycling By the Numbers
S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report
Section 1: Details the purpose of the report and outlines the information provided.
Section 2: Provides a statistical summary of recycling and disposal figures for South Carolina during FY13.
Section 3: Includes recommendations for improving solid waste management in the state.
Section 4: Provides an overview of recycling's economic impact in South Carolina.
Section 5: Highlights the commodities that make up municipal solid waste (MSW) as defined by South Carolina. Facts and figures are provided for each commodity as well as a breakdown of the amount of material collected in each county.
Section 6: Contains the Used Motor Oil Report which includes the amount of used motor oil collected and the number of collection sites in each county.
Section 7: Summarizes the waste reduction, recycling and buying recycled efforts of state agencies as well as state-supported colleges and universities.
Section 8: Details the recycling efforts of the entire state and each of its 46 counties. In addition, recycling and disposal rates are provided for each county.
Section 9: Summarizes disposal data including remaining capacities for South Carolina's Class 3 landfills and generation rates for MSW and Total Solid Waste (TSW) as well as import and export data.
Section 10: Contains a listing of permitted solid waste facilities including landfills, transfer stations and processing facilities.
Section 11: Summarizes information about solid waste planning. It also addresses Demonstration of Need (DON) DON refers to to the criteria established for geographical placement and allowable annual disposal rates of new and expanding solid waste management facilities.
In addition to viewing the report in individual sections, a full version (include link to full version) also is available.
State Agencies & Colleges/Universities Recycling
The S.C. Used Motor Oil Recycling Report
This Web page was last updated on July 24, 2013.