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South Carolina passed legislation in 2010 that bans specific electronics from landfill disposal.

The legislation provides that – effective July 1, 2011 – residents “may not knowingly place or discard” a computer, computer monitor, printer or television in any waste stream that is to be disposed of in a solid waste landfill (Class 3). Computers include desktop, laptop and tablets (Section 48-60-20).

These new requirements are in addition to existing prohibitions on disposal of electronics in Class 1 and Class 2 landfills in South Carolina.

Notifications are issued periodically to provide the latest program updates. More information is available.

 

What does this mean to haulers?

Haulers should receive a letter from any landfill that they use for solid waste disposal. The letter should, at a minimum, inform haulers that computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions can no longer be accepted for disposal.

Haulers should become aware of and encourage their customers to use available local recycling options.

Although some types of electronics still can be disposed of legally in Class 3 landfills, recycling of all electronics is encouraged when viable recycling options are available. Many electronics recycling programs accept a variety of electronics beyond what is banned.

Haulers should reference the law or contact their landfill owner or operator for more information. 

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This Web page was last updated on January 29, 2013.