Local Government Recycling
Local governments are responsible for developing solid waste management plans that are consistent with the State Plan as outlined in the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991 (Act), including developing recycling infrastructure. The Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (Office) provides technical assistance and educational and awareness programs/campaigns for local governments recycling programs. In addition, the Office provides grant funding to local governments to support their recycling efforts in solid waste management, used oil and scrap tires. The Office serves solely as a resource to assist and has no regulatory, compliance or enforcement role.
The Office offers free, non-regulatory services for local governments including:
- site visits to assess waste reduction, reuse and recycling successes and opportunities;
- technical assistance including phone/email consultations, research and contacts for potential markets, service providers and beneficial reuse;
- the S.C. Recycling Professionals Certification and other workshops, including the S.C. Annual Solid Waste and Recycling Professionals Conference; and
- recycling center attendant training.
In addition, the Office supplies promotional artwork that can be customized for use on your program, as well as Recycle Guys costumes for use at events.
For S.C. recycling assistance, call 800-768-7348 (toll-free) or email us.