Electronics Recycling: Manufacturers

The South Carolina Manufacturer Responsibility and Consumer Convenience Information Technology Equipment Collection and Recovery Act

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  • 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. Section 48-60-20 outlines registration and recovery requirements for manufacturers of these devices. The requirements are listed below.
  • 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'.

Download a complete list of manufacturers that have registered.

2020 Requirements for Manufacturers of Covered Television, Monitor, Computer and Printing Devices

Devices Manufactured Registration Fees* Take-back Requirements
Consumer Computer or Printing Devices $3,500 individual fee or $20,000 collective fee from Representative Organization Provide no-charge recovery program, to include mail-back, collection sites or collection events.
Consumer Televisions or Consumer Monitors $3,500 individual fee or $20,000 collective fee from Representative Organization Individual recycling obligation = 80 percent by weight of SC sales OR obligation = Recovery of devices from local governments with population share equal to total RO market share.


* A manufacturer of multiple types of devices is required to pay only one annual registration fee.

Download the Covered Electronic Devices Manufacturer Registration Form and email completed forms to e-register@dhec.sc.gov. Manufacturers must register no later than February 15, 2020, and will be billed beginning March 1, 2020. Invoices will include payment options and you will have 30 days to submit your fees to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control. Registration requirements do not apply to a manufacturer that sold 500 or fewer devices in South Carolina during the prior year.

For the purposes of this statute:

  • "Covered computer device" means a desktop, laptop or notebook computer or a printing device marketed and intended for use by a consumer.
  • "Covered computer monitor device" means a display device typically manufactured without an internal tuner that can display pictures and sound and is designed for use with a desktop computer.
  • "Covered television device" means a device that contains a tuner with a viewable screen of nine inches or larger marketed and intended for use by a consumer.


Woody Barnes or Jana White at e-register@dhec.sc.gov or at 1-800-768-7348.