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The Infectious Waste Program regulates treatment facilities and generators and transporters of infectious waste in South Carolina. The South Carolina Infectious Waste Management Regulations, R. 61-105, were passed June 28, 1991, and most recently revised June 25, 2010. There are approximately 7000 registered generators of infectious waste, 17 registered transporters of infectious waste, and 1 registered treatment facility for infectious waste.

The Regulations describe the registration process, explain what is considered infectious waste and what is exempted, and define treatment processes.  To find out what is regulated as Infectious Waste, please refer to Section E. 1. of the Regulations.  There are three classes of generators, (small quantity, large quantity and extra-large quantity) defined by the weight of waste generated in a calendar month.  Infectious waste created in South Carolina does not have to be treated in South Carolina, but any person or company that generates or transports infectious waste in South Carolina must be registered.

If you have questions about infectious waste, please contact Kim Clyburn at (803) 898-0239 clyburkb@dhec.sc.gov

Get the Point A voluntary program describing DHEC's recommendations for handling used needles generated in a private residence.

FAQ for Infectious waste in Schools A guide to storing, treating, and disposing of infectious waste for schools in South Carolina

Infectious Waste Facility Information Search for information on facilities registered with the Infectious Waste Program.

Online Invoice Payments. Registration fees for generators and transporters may be paid online instead of mailing a payment click the Services link at the top of this page, then look for "Pay Invoices" under General & Tools on the DHEC Services & Assistance Page. If you have a problem making an online payment, please call (803) 898-3460.

Infectious Waste Generator & Transporter Forms: Please click to find all forms that the Department uses and forms that your facility may need to fill out.

List of Registered Transporters. A list of transporters registered to transport infectious waste in or within South Carolina. Transporters must be registered with the DHEC Infectious Waste Program to transport infectious waste

Infectious Waste Publications Documents that provide information about the Programís activities and provide guidance for compliance with the Regulations.

Laws & Regulations

Links to Related Web Sites:

These DHEC Programs may also regulate portions of your facility.  Please contact them for additional information, as applicable.

Links to the non-DHEC organizations found below are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs. DHEC is not responsible for the content of the individual organization's web pages found at these links.


For more information please contact the Bureau of Land & Waste Management at (803) 898-2000 or visit our offices (note new location).