Lee County Landfill
Bishopville, Lee County, South Carolina
The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) has developed this Web site to better inform the public of issues related to the Lee County Landfill. This site will:
- Provide quick access to background documents, timelines and other related information about the landfill;
- Provide a way for citizens to sign up for future updates; and
- Continue to grow as more information is added.
The Lee County Landfill is located on U.S. Highway 15, near Bishopville, South Carolina, just south of the intersection of Interstate 20 and U.S. Highway 15.
There have been multiple ownership changes since the site originally opened in 1992. It is currently owned and operated by Republic Services of South Carolina.
The Lee County Landfill:
- Encompasses 1,155 acres.
- Includes a 203-acre waste disposal area.
- Accepts approximately 4,000 tons of solid waste and construction and demolition waste per day.
- Includes a gas-to-energy plant where some of the landfill gas is converted to electricity.
- Has an expected remaining life of 15-17 years.
DHEC's Bureau of Land and Waste Management (BLWM) issued a landfill permit for the Lee County site on June 3, 1992. DHEC has also issued the following permits for the landfill:
- An air permit for the management of landfill gas; and
- A water permit for the management of storm water on the landfill site and discharge of the storm water run-off into Gin Branch Creek.
All documents are in pdf format.
Land and Waste
- Dec 1, 2009 - Lee County Landfill Community Meeting
- June 18, 2009 - Subsurface Landfill Fire
- April 7, 2009 - DHEC Community Meeting Follow-up Letter
- March 12, 2009 – DHEC Community Meeting Invitation
- Solid Waste Permitting Time Line for the Lee County Landfill
- How Landfills Work
- Municipal Solid Waste Landfills
- Import, Export of Solid Waste in South Carolina
- More on Management of Solid Waste in South Carolina
If you have questions, or for general information on environmental issues in your area, please call Greer McLaurin at the DHEC Regional Office in Sumter at (803) 778-6548.
If you need help navigating this Web site, please contact Donna Moye at (803) 896-4281.
To report chemical spills, oil spills, or fish kills call our toll-free 24-hour emergency response line at
For more information please contact the Bureau of Land & Waste Management at (803) 898-2000 or visit our offices (note new location).