Debris Management in South Carolina

There are three types of solid waste management facilities that the public can utilize in order to properly handle debris generated by storms: Composters, Class 2 Landfills, & Class 3 Landfills. The difference in classification is related to the types of waste that can be accepted and how they are managed. This map shows the locations of Composters, Class 2 and Class 3 Landfills in the State of South Carolina.


Class 2 Landfills are only allowed to dispose of construction and demolition type debris. Some examples include:    

  • Land-clearing debris
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete
  • Shingles
  • Lumber
  • Bricks and blocks
  • Brown goods (furniture)
  • Other inert debris

For a full list of items that can be taken to a Class 2 Landfill, please see Regulation 61-107.19, Appendix I.


Class 3 Landfills can accept nearly all waste that is disposed of in a Class 2 Landfill, with the exception of land-clearing debris.

Some examples of land-clearing debris include:

  • Trees
  • Shrubs
  • Leaves
  • Soil

Class 3 Landfills can accept municipal solid waste (household waste), but cannot accept infectious waste or hazardous waste.

If you have debris that you wish to take to one of these facilities, please call in advance to ensure they are open and can accept the waste for disposal. After a storm event, the landfill may not be open to the public.


Composting facilities can only accept land-clearing debris. They cannot take any construction and demolition type debris. These facilities are usually very limited in how much debris they can have on-site at one time so it is extremely important to call ahead to make sure they have enough capacity for your material.