Information for Landfill Owners / Operators
South Carolina passed legislation in 2010 that established requirements for landfill owners and operators in regards to keeping covered computer and television devices out of the state's landfills effective July 1, 2011. Each of these requirements is addressed below.
These new requirements are in addition to existing prohibitions on disposal of electronics in Class 1 and Class 2 landfills in South Carolina.
Covered Computer and Television Devices
The law defines covered computer devices to include desktop, laptop and tablet computers as well as computer monitors and printers intended for use by a consumer (Section 48-60-20).
The law defines covered television devices as electronic devices that contain a tuner and are capable of receiving and displaying television or video programming via broadcast, cable or satellite with a viewable size of 9 inches or larger (Section 48-60-20).
An owner or operator of a solid waste landfill must not, at the gate, knowingly accept, for disposal, loads containing more than an incidental amount of covered computer and television devices (Section 48-60-90).
The owner or operator of a solid waste landfill must post -- in a conspicuous location at the landfill -- a sign stating that covered computer and television devices or any components of covered devices are not accepted for disposal at the landfill (Section 48-60-90).
The owner or operator of a solid waste landfill must notify, in writing, all haulers delivering solid waste to the landfill that covered computer and television devices or any components of covered devices are not accepted for disposal at the landfill (Section 48-60-90).
Frequently Asked Questions
To assist landfill owners or operators with understanding and meeting their requirements effective July 1, 2011, a number of frequently asked questions and answers are available.
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This Web page was last updated on January 29, 2013.