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South Carolina Recycling, Composting and Solid Waste Laws

South Carolina improving its recycling rate

The 2012 Solid Waste Management Annual Report released by the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) showed a statewide recycling rate of 29.5%.

Although below the national average (34%), it’s nearly a 7% increase from 2009.

E-waste is one of the fastest growing segments of the waste stream, and South Carolina improved its e-waste recycling rate by 62% in just one year (2011-2012).

The recycling industry is growing in South Carolina. There are more than 500 recycling-related companies in the state and counting.

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Composting saves you money and reduces waste

Up to 30% of the waste landfilled in the U.S. could be composted. This includes yard debris, food waste and paper products. The State of South Carolina encourages residents to compost.

Benefits:

  • It’s free organic fertilizer and soil additive
  • Reducing waste output by up to 30% could reduce the cost of your waste hauling bill

***The South Carolina DHEC offers free composting printed materials and composting workshops through its S.C. Smart Gardener Program.

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Learn more about South Carolina’s solid waste rules and regulations

Be aware of the laws regarding solid waste disposal during your next home cleanout, renovation, re-roofing job or new construction project.

For example, white goods (e.g., refrigerators, AC units, stoves, dishwashers, other appliances) cannot be sent to municipal landfills in South Carolina. Violators can be fined $200 for each offense.

Read other rules and laws regarding solid waste disposal in South Carolina

Tips for renting a roll-off dumpster in South Carolina

5 most common dumpster styles

Commercial dumpsters – Businesses use these dumpsters for weekly or monthly garbage hauling service. They are not for temporary use.

Roll-off dumpsters – These are the containers you rent for temporary uses, such as household cleanouts, roofing projects or commercial construction.

Trailer dumpsters – Used by some dumpster rental companies, these trailers are used similarly to roll-off dumpsters but are different in that they are on wheels – this offers the benefit of being easier on your driveway.

Bag-style containers – These small bins are made from durable fabrics and plastics and range in size from 1 to 3 cubic yards and hold less than 2 tons of debris. The “Bagster” container is one such dumpster.

Lowboy dumpsters – Similar to traditional roll-off dumpsters but with low sides, making it ideal for loading heavier debris, such as dirt, roofing material, concrete, tiles and masonry.

Information about dumpster rental weight limits and overage charges

Dumpster rental providers typically put a cap on the amount of weight you can load into a dumpster due to the fact it costs them more money to dump heavier loads at local landfills. This weight limit can range from 1 ton (2,000 lbs.) to 8 tons (16,000 lbs.) or more.

Overage fees typically range between $50 per ton and $100 per ton. For example, if the weight allowance is 2,000 lbs. and your load weighs in at 2,500 lbs., you’d owe an additional 1 ton of overage charges at the $50 to $100 rate, or whatever rate your dumpster rental agreement specifies.

TIP: Be particularly careful of going over the allotted weight limit when dealing with heavier debris, such as concrete, roofing shingles, dirt or masonry.