The South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act
- Passed in 2010 that banned the disposal of specific electronics in solid waste landfills (Section 48-60-90); effective July 1, 2011. Given that, the legislation established requirements for landfill owners and operators in regards to keeping covered computer and television devices from being disposed of in the state's landfills.
- Revised on March 4, 2014 to add more specific requirements and recovery obligations for computer monitor and television manufacturers.
- These new requirements are in addition to existing prohibitions on disposal of electronics in Class 1 and Class 2 landfills in South Carolina.
- Most of the legislation will sunset on December 31, 2021. The Section that prohibits electronics to be knowingly disposed of in a solid waste landfill will remain in place (Section 48-60-90). Stakeholders should prepare now for the affects of these changes.
To read the full Act, select 'Electronics Legislation' under 'Downloads & Links'.
Covered Computer and Television Devices
The law defines covered computer devices to include desktop, laptop and tablet computers as well as computer monitors and printers intended for use by a consumer (Section 48-60-20).
The law defines covered television devices as electronic devices that contain a tuner and are capable of receiving and displaying television or video programming via broadcast, cable or satellite with a viewable size of 9 inches or larger (Section 48-60-20).
An owner or operator of a solid waste landfill must not, at the gate, knowingly accept, for disposal, loads containing more than an incidental amount of covered computer and television devices (Section 48-60-90).
The owner or operator of a solid waste landfill must post -- in a conspicuous location at the landfill -- a sign stating that covered computer and television devices or any components of covered devices are not accepted for disposal at the landfill (Section 48-60-90).
The owner or operator of a solid waste landfill must notify, in writing, all haulers delivering solid waste to the landfill that covered computer and television devices or any components of covered devices are not accepted for disposal at the landfill (Section 48-60-90).