Data and Reports - Recycling
DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling is required by the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act
of 1991 to produce annual reports that focus on solid waste management in South Carolina. The reports are
S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017
This report provides a comprehensive overview of solid waste management including the amount and type of solid
waste that is disposed of and recycled in South Carolina as well as the progress towards meeting the state’s
waste reduction and recycling goals. For more detailed information, see below. The latest report covers fiscal
year (FY) 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).
The report is divided into the following sections:
- Section 1: Details the purpose
of the report and outlines the information provided.
- Section 2: Provides a brief
statistical summary of recycling and disposal figures.
- Section 3: Includes
recommendations for improving solid waste management in South Carolina.
- Section 4: Highlights the
recycling commodities that are defined and required by the Act to be measured as well as the amount of each
- Section 5: Provides overview
a comprehensive county-by-county breakdown of recycling and disposal.
- Section 6: 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. The section also summarizes information about
solid waste planning. In addition, it addresses Demonstration of Need (DON). DON refers to the criteria
established for geographical placement and allowable annual disposal rates of new and expanding solid waste
- Section 7: Contains a listing
of permitted solid waste facilities including landfills, transfer stations and processing facilities.
In addition to viewing the report in sections, a full version
Solid waste management annual reports for FY 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 also are available as PDF files. Please note that some
of the PDFs are rather large and may require a few minutes to download.
S.C. State Agencies & Colleges/Universities Recycling & Buying Recycled Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2017
This report summarizes the waste reduction, recycling and buying recycled efforts of South Carolina state
agencies as well as state-supported colleges and universities during Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30,
Recycling by the Numbers
This quick-and-easy reference card provides information about
South Carolina's recycling efforts for Fiscal Year 2017 (July 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017).