South Carolina's Electronics Recycling Legislation
South Carolina passed electronics legislation ( S.C. Code of Laws §§ 48-60-05 et seq .) in 2010 that banned the disposal of specific electronics in solid waste landfills effective July 1, 2011.
One key component of the legislation requires residents to recycle computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions. Specifically, the legislation says that residents "may not knowingly place or discard" a computer, computer monitor, printer and television "in any waste stream that is to be disposed of in a solid waste landfill."
The legislation was revised on March 4, 2014 to add more specific requirements and recovery obligations for computer monitor and television manufacturers.
Revisions were passed to the Act during the 2021-2022 Legislative Session. These requirements modified recycling obligations for television and computer monitor manufacturers to a “convenience standard”, updates definitions, updates requirements for recoverers and collectors of covered devices, and pushes the sunset date to December 31, 2029.