Proposed Amendments to the Compost and Mulch Production from Land-clearing Debris, Yard Trimmings and Organic Residuals.

Notice of the Proposed Amendment to Regulation R.61.107.4 was published in the State Register on Friday, October 23, 2020: https://www.scstatehouse.gov/state_register.php. The full text of this regulation is available on the South Carolina General Assembly Home Page: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/regnsrch.php (Document 5003). 


Interested persons may submit comment(s) on the proposed amendments to Jana White of the Bureau of Land and Waste Management; S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control, 2600 Bull Street, Columbia, S.C. 29201; whitejm@dhec.sc.gov. To be considered, the Department must receive the comment(s) by 5:00 p.m. on November 23, 2020, the close of the comment period.


Proposed Bill: Organic Waste Reduction

Updated Jan 24, 2020


State lawmakers have advanced a bill to direct SCDHEC to develop a 5-year plan to reduce the state's production of organic waste.

The proposed bill can be found here.


Proposed Bill: Research into Microplastics

Updated Jan 24, 2020.


State lawmakers have advanced a bill to direct SCDHEC to conduct research into microplastics.

The proposed bill can be found here.


Proposed Bill: Regulation of Pre-Production Plastics

Updated Jan 24, 2020.

State lawmakers have advanced a bill to direct SCDHEC to conduct research into Pre-Production Plastics. 

The proposed bill can be found here.




Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

Updated Jan 26, 2017


State lawmakers have advanced a bill that would keep local governments from enacting bans on plastic bags in their communities, outraging coastal residents and environmentalists.

  • Read the Post & Courier article here


Proposed Revisions to the SC Solid Waste Act

Updated Jan 20, 2017


In August 2016 SCDHEC formed a Work Group to review specific areas of the “South Carolina Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991”. The Work Group consisted of 19 members representing public landfill owners, private landfill owners, private legal counsel, environmental advocacy and state regulatory agency. 


The proposed revisions to the Solid Waste Policy and Management Act (with changes in underline/strike-through) are posted here


If you have any questions or comments, please submit those to SCDHEC:

Ms. Jana White - Bureau of Land and Waste Management

SC DHEC

2600 Bull Street

Columbia, SC 29201





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