• June 08, 2015 7:57 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The call for proposals is now open for three of the events at the heart of SWANApalooza next year.


    Your ideas for forward-thinking, thought-provoking topics, delivered in a format that engages the audience in conversation, are eagerly welcomed.


    Be bold, be different and be distinctive to capture the attention of the proposal reviewers on the Technical Division program committees!


    Click on the conference where you want to submit a proposal.


    Landfill Gas and Biogas Symposium                      

    Landfill Symposium

    Road to Zero Waste Conference


    Proposal reviews will take place in July and August, with speaker invitations expected to be issued in September.


    For more info, contact:  Sue Bumpous

  • June 05, 2015 8:22 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    A new bill was introduced in the SC Senate on June 4, 2015 that amends the Solid Waste Policy & Management Act to include a new section that would require high rises and multi-family buildings constructed after Jan 1, 2017 to include recycling infrastructure along with the waste disposal infrastructure. The Bill can be found here.

  • April 13, 2015 9:39 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    Deadline to register for a SWANA Certification exam is April 17.

    For more info, go here




  • March 06, 2015 4:00 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The SWANA SC Chapter will be providing a testing site on May 6, 2015 at Pawleys Plantation for anyone needing to take a SWANA Certification Exam. Please let us know by April 10, 2015 which exam you would like to take. Email us at: 


    We are not offering SWANA Certification classes on May 6. Only providing an exam site. 


    If you wish to attend the SWANA SC Chapter Spring Conference at Pawleys Plantation May 6-8, you must register for that separately.

    For more info, go to: SWANA Certification

  • February 24, 2015 2:47 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    Have an abstract for a presentation? Have an idea of a topic that we should find an expert? Please let us know.


    Please submit your abstract or topic idea to:


    Submit by March 6, 2015. 

  • January 14, 2015 4:34 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    The SWANA South Carolina Palmetto Chapter Board would like to sponsor any young professionals in the solid waste industry to attend the SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter Spring Conference to be held May 6-8, 2015 at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC. 


    For those interested in this great opportunity, please email a brief, one page letter to expressing your interest by March 18, 2015. 


    For more info can be found here.

  • October 06, 2014 9:26 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection agency extended the comment deadline on its proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants by 45 days to December 1.  The extension comes in response to requests from several lawmakers who said more time is needed to deal with the complex proposed rule, which sets individual carbon dioxide reduction goals for each state. The agency originally proposed a 120-day comment period in recognition of the complexity and broad range of issues at play. The agency is adding 45 days “to get the best possible advice and data to inform the final rule,” according to EPA.


  • September 25, 2014 9:27 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    SC Regulation 61-107.4 Solid Waste Management: Compost and Mulch Production from Land-Clearing Debris, Yard Trimmings, and Organic Residuals requires that within 18 months of the effective date of this regulation (i.e. December 2015), all permitted Type Two and Type Three facilities are required to have one or more employees with compost manager certification. Operators who achieve and maintain compost manager certification by the Nationally Recognized Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification program shall also be deemed certified by SCDHEC. 

    This SCDHEC certified and nationally recognized certification in Managing Composting Programs is being held at the Holiday Inn at Surfside Beach and at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority Facility! 

    So plan to sign up now for the SC SWANA’s Compost Training being held October 20-24 in Surfside Beach, SC.

  • August 19, 2014 10:30 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)
    Nominations for the 2014-2016 Chapter Officers are:

    President: Philip Westmoreland, HDR

    Vice President: Tonya Lott, SC Dept of Commerce

    Secretary: Juli Blalock, SCDHEC

    Treasurer: Debbie Langley, Joyce Engineering

    An election ballot was emailed to all current members of the SC Chapter.

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