Greenpointe Class 2 Landfill- Community Engagement

 

DHEC is actively involved in investigating odor issues from local residents concerning the Greenpointe Landfill. As part of the investigation process, these concerns are being addressed with the landfill operator. Anyone wishing to file a complaint with DHEC concerning the Greenpointe Landfill should submit an email to GreenpointeLF@dhec.sc.gov with as much detailed and specific information as possible. More information can be found below.

Community Engagement

Community Engagement is an important component of our permitting process that allows us to hear from affected communities and look for ways we can address their concerns through the permitting process using the authorities provided in environmental statutes and regulations. The input that we receive from community members often results in changes to a permit and always results in a better final permit decision. For communities being impacted by a regulated facility our Community Engagement activities often continue after our formal public comment period for a permit decision closes.

As part of the permitting process, DHEC engages surrounding communities and the general public prior to making a final permit decision in order to: 

  • Provide information about proposed permitted activities in their communities; 
  • Give community members and other interested parties an opportunity to submit relevant information to DHEC for consideration prior to making a final permit decision; and 
  • Provide an opportunity to submit other concerns to the attention of DHEC and the applicant.  

DHEC values all comments received during the permitting process and is committed to addressing and considering all relevant information prior to making a final permit decision.  Public input is an important part of the permitting process and sometimes result in changes to permit conditions and operational practices if a permit is issued.  

Public Meeting – February 18, 2021

DHEC held a virtual public meeting on February 18, 2021 to discuss the proposed landfill expansion in an informal setting. DHEC staff presented information about the proposed expansion and the permitting process, as well as answered questions from attendees. The DHEC presentation and recording of the meeting are available below: 

Additional Information

What to Expect After the Public Comment Period 

The period to submit comments on the proposed expansion closed on March 5, 2021. DHEC will review all comments received during the public comment period and determine if any modifications should be made to the permit application or draft permit. DHEC’s final decision to either approve, modify, or deny a permit for the proposed expansion will be made available to everyone on DHEC’s mailing list and posted on this webpage.   

Any additional information or updates about the Greenpointe Class 2 Landfill will be provided on this webpage as they becomes available. 

How to Notify DHEC of an Environmental Concern 

DHEC is responsible for investigating environmental complaints, including odor complaints, when they occur. Unusual or abnormal odors could be an indication of a change in operating practices or equipment malfunction and should be reported to DHEC. All complaints are prioritized and investigated based on the health and safety of citizens.    

DHEC is actively involved in investigating odor issues from local residents concerning the Greenpointe Landfill. As part of the investigation process, these concerns are being addressed with the landfill operator. Anyone wishing to file a complaint with DHEC concerning the Greenpointe Landfill should submit an email to GreenpointeLF@dhec.sc.gov with as much detailed and specific information as possible, including: 

  • date and time the issue was observed, and if it is actively occurring, 
  • address where the issue was observed,  
  • photos depicting the issue, if available,  
  • a detailed description of the issue,  
  • and your contact info if you would like follow-up after the incident has been investigated. 

It is important to note that any personal information submitted to DHEC in a complaint may be subject to public scrutiny or release in accordance with state and federal laws and requirements. 

Local government and other state agencies maintain oversight and enforcement of some issues brought to DHEC’s attention. DHEC has compiled the following contact information to assist residents when determining where to submit a complaint or concern.   

       
Litter and Solid Waste Management 

Greg Smith
Anderson County Solid Waste Director  

(864) 260-1001  gdsmith@andersoncountysc.org 
Anderson County Noise Ordinance  Alesia Hunter 
Anderson County Planning and Zoning Director
(864) 260-4774  ahunter@andersoncountysc.org 
Road Conditions  Matt Hogan 
Anderson County Roads and Bridges Manager
(864) 260-4190  wmhogan@andersoncountysc.org 
Number of Trucks on Roads Kevin McLaughlin
SC Department of Transportation, District 2 Administrator
(864) 227-6971  https://www.scdot.org/inside/countyOffices.aspx 
Truck Weight/Unsafe Conditions SC State Transport Police (803) 896-5500   
Truck Speed SC Highway Patrol (864) 260-2200