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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  • Compost it, don't waste it : a guide for Horry County residents 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This brochure answers the following questions: Why compost, how do I make compost, when is my compost ready, what can I do with my compost, what do I need to get started?
  • S.C. state agency recycling professionals certification procurement supplement 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This is a guide for state agencies to help them purchase environmentally friendly and recycled products. Included are effective contracting & marketing and environmentally preferred purchasing. Also included is a reference ...
  • S.C. state agency recycling professionals certification hard-to-manage reference guide 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This manual is a guide for state agencies to manage their recyclables. It lists banned items such as tires, oil and large appliances as well as miscellaneous items and construction and demolition debris and how to go about ...
  • S.C. state agency recycling professionals certification reference guide 2017-2018 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    Each year, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling publishes “The S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report” for the previous fiscal year – July 1 through ...
  • South Carolina state agencies & colleges/universities recycling & buying recycled annual report fiscal year 2017 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2017)
    This report provides an overview of the recycling and buying recycled activities of state agencies and colleges/universities for fiscal year 2017
  • Don't waste food SC 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Orangeburg County (S.C.) (South Carolina State Library, 2017-10)
    This tip sheet outlines ways to prevent food waste at home including smart shopping, product dating, your refrigerator & food safety, storage times for refrigerated foods, how to compost and what should and should not be ...
  • Recycling : a guide for South Carolina schools 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09)
    This describes step-by-step how to start a recycling program in a school.
  • Recycle 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-08)
    This paper shows what kind of items need to be recycled, what can be composted and what needs to go to the landfill.
  • Compost your yard trimmings and food waste 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Orangeburg County (S.C.) (South Carolina State Library, 2017-09)
    Did you know that about 30 percent of what South Carolinians throw away is yard trimmings and food waste? Composting is a simple way to waste less, save money and help protect the environment. Backyard compost bins are ...
  • Recycling's dirty dozen 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-07)
    This is a list of 12 items you should never put in a recycling bin or cart. It also lists the things you should put into the bin or cart.
  • Do your part! : Manage & Store Waste Tires Properly 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03)
    This brochure discusses requirements for tire haulers and processors, what I can do as a resident and what I should do as a business when storing tires.
  • I want you to color this recycling poster coloring book 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03)
    The Recycle Guys are the centerpiece of a comprehensive education campaign developed by DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling to promote recycling in South Carolina. This coloring book is based on a series ...
  • Star recyclers : an out-of-this-world recycling activity book 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2017-03)
    This children's activity and coloring book explains the importance of recycling.
  • School of recycling 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2017-04)
    1.20 pounds of material is recycled per person per day in the state. In FY16, each South Carolinian recycled 439 pounds of material. 1,094,569 tons of paper, aluminum cans, plastic bottles and other material were recycled ...
  • South Carolina Solid Waste Management annual report fiscal year 2016 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    DHEC is required to publish an annual report based in part on information that counties and solid waste facilities are required to provide. This report reflects solid waste management activities in fiscal year and includes: ...
  • South Carolina State Agencies & Colleges/Universities RECYCLING & BUYING RECYCLED Annual Report Fiscal Year 2016 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control, Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    This report provides an overview of the recycling and buying recycled activities of state agencies and colleges/universities for fiscal year 2016
  • RECYCLE YOUR CARPET : QUICK AND EASY INSTRUCTIONS FOR RECYCLING CARPET AND PADDING IN LEXINGTON COUNTY 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-11)
    This brochure describes the kinds of carpeting accepted and not accepted at the Lexington County landfill. It also gives the address of the landfill.
  • Solid Waste Permitting Coverage for Class 3 Landfills 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10)
    This is a map showing the location of solid waste landfills in South Carolina.
  • 2017 GREENWOOD COUNTY RECYCLING COLLECTION SCHEDULE 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control; Greenwood County Public Works Department (South Carolina State Library, 2016-10)
    This is a calendar of the recycling collection days for Greenwood County in 2017.
  • WHAT CAN BE RECYCLED IN CHEROKEE COUNTY? 

    South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (South Carolina State Library, 2016)
    This sheet describes the kinds of items that are accepted at Cherokee County recycling centers. It also gives the addresses of the drop-off sites.

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