Recycling Documents

The South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control has several programs that publish information about recycling, including the Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management, S.C. Smart Business Recycling Program and Green Hospitality Program. Topics include business recycling, K-12 school recycling, local government recycling, and unwanted medications.

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    Electronics Recycling Representative Organization : South Carolina Manufacturer Clearinghouse E-Waste Program plan for 2024
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-09-01) South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Electronics Recycling Representative Organization
    South Carolina DHEC and ERRO distributed a form in April 2023 to eligible South Carolina counties and municipalities to opt-in to the manufacturer program under the revised SC Law for 2024. As a result of this process, 19 units of government elected to participate in the program. The ERRO Manufacturer Clearinghouse worked on the operation and development of a plan for 2024, using rules for how manufacturers would divide the responsibility for providing programs to those opt-in counties. Manufacturers had the option to participate through a “group plan” if their obligation percentage was over 1%. All manufacturers decided to fulfill their recycling responsibilities through one of five Group Plans. ERRO assigned registered Group Plans to each County. Group Plans submitted collection sites or events to cover the minimum required under SC Law or made other arrangements with the County. The attached Exhibit B notes which sites/events were selected that either meets/exceeds the minimum number required, or notes deviations with County agreements.
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    Don't waste food SC : a guide for reducing food waste at home
    (South Carolina State Library, 2024-03-20) South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.
    Food is the number one item we throw away – accounting for more than 20 percent of the nation’s annual waste stream. Each year anywhere from 40 percent to nearly half of the food supply in the United States is discarded – an annual loss of an estimated $218 billion. All of this while more than 41 million Americans are food insecure. Most food waste is created at home. Each of us tosses about 20 pounds of food per month. A family of four, on average, spends $1,800 per year on food they don’t eat. Households are responsible for about 43 percent of all food waste in the United States – more than restaurants, grocery stores, or any other part of the food chain. This guide provides practical advice to address all of these issues and help you waste less food and save money.
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    Don't waste food SC : a guide for reducing food waste at home
    (South Carolina State Library, 2019-04-01) South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling.
    Food is the number one item we throw away – accounting for more than 20 percent of the nation’s annual waste stream. Each year anywhere from 40 percent to nearly half of the food supply in the United States is discarded – an annual loss of an estimated $218 billion. All of this while more than 41 million Americans are food insecure. Most food waste is created at home. Each of us tosses about 20 pounds of food per month. A family of four, on average, spends $1,800 per year on food they don’t eat. Households are responsible for about 43 percent of all food waste in the United States – more than restaurants, grocery stores, or any other part of the food chain. This guide provides practical advice to address all of these issues and help you waste less food and save money.
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    South Carolina state agencies & colleges/universities recycling & buying recycled annual report Fiscal Year 2023
    (South Carolina State Library, 2023-10) South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control. Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management
    The S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991 (Act) – S.C. Code of Laws § 44-96-140 – requires state agencies and state-supported colleges/universities to: Provide recycling programs for the collection of selected material including aluminum, cardboard, glass, lead-acid batteries, paper, plastic, tires and used motor oil; Make necessary modifications to their programs to ensure material is recycled to the maximum extent possible; and Report the type and amount of material recycled as well as all products purchased containing recycled-content material each year to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC). The Act [Section 44-96-140 (E)] also sets a goal that at least 25 percent of all product purchases contain recycled-content material. DHEC is required to submit a report on this information to the Governor and General Assembly by November 1 of each year.
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    South Carolina Electronics Recycling Program : frequently asked questions
    (South Carolina State Library, 2022-07) South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control
    This answers questions about the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991's e-scrap law.