Solid Waste and Recycling Reports

DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling is required by the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991 to produce annual reports that focus on solid waste management in South Carolina. 

S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020

This report provides a comprehensive overview of solid waste management including the amount and type of solid waste that is disposed of and recycled in South Carolina as well as the progress towards meeting the state’s waste reduction and recycling goals. For more detailed information, see below. The latest report covers fiscal year (FY) 2019 (July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2019).

The report is divided into the following sections:

Section 1: Details the purpose of the report and outlines the information provided.

Section 2: Provides key data and issues from the fiscal year.

Section 3: Provides a brief statistical summary of recycling and disposal figures.

Section 4: Highlights the types and amounts of Municipal Solid Waste (MSW) recycled.

Section 5: Contains comprehensive county-by-county breakdown of recycling and disposal.

Section 6: Details disposal data including remaining capacities for South Carolina's Class 3 landfills and generation rates for MSW, Total Solid Waste, import and export data.

Section 7: Overview of permitted solid waste facilities including landfills, transfer stations and processing facilities.

Section 8: Summarizes information about solid waste planning and addresses Demonstration of Need (DON). DON refers to the criteria established for geographical placement and allowable annual disposal rates of new and expanding solid waste management facilities.

The full version of the report is available for viewing below.

S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY20
S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY19 S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY18 S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY17 S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY16 S.C. Solid Waste Management Annual Report for FY15

S.C. State Agencies & Colleges/Universities Recycling & Buying Recycled Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2020

This report summarizes the waste reduction, recycling and buying recycled efforts of South Carolina state agencies as well as state-supported colleges and universities during Fiscal Year 2020 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020).

South Carolina State Agencies & Colleges/Universities Recycling and Buying Recycled Annual Report FY20

S.C. Used Motor Oil Recycling Report for Fiscal Year 2019

S.C. Used Motor Oil Recycling Report for Fiscal Year 2019

No Time to Waste - 2019 School Waste Study

This study was designed to provide a characterization of the solid waste generated throughout one day at six public schools in South Carolina. South Carolina has about 760,000 students and 50,000 teachers in more than 1,200 schools that generate substantial amounts of waste. The vast majority of this waste could be prevented, recycled or composted.

No Time To Waste 2019 SC School Waste Study


Recycling Reporting