E-Waste Sunset Extension

H.4035 extends the sunset of electronic waste regulations for two Years, giving stakeholders the time to address challenges with the program.

Pyrolysis / Incineration

H.3753 would exempt facilities that melt plastic from SC solid waste regulations and increase the size of incineration facilities in SC.

E-Waste Recycling

After a robust stakeholder process, H.4775 was introduced in 2022. The bill reauthorizes the process for management and disposal of electronic waste including extending the ban on electronic waste from landfills in South Carolina.

Pyrolysis / Advanced Recycling

This bill was introduced in 2021 by Senator Gambrell (R-Anderson) in order to attract the Pyrolysis, or advanced recycling, industry into the state. The industry claims to convert plastic waste into fuel and other usable substances without harming the environment.


S.162 defines pyrolysis materials as “recovered materials” rather than “solid waste” for DHEC regulatory purposes.

Waste Tires

H.3222 improves waste tire disposal rules by addressing stockpiled tire waste, clarifying expectations for waste tire facilities, creating a transparent pathway for enforcement and correction of compliance issues, and educating users so that they can understand who is and is…


The Pyrolysis or Advanced Recycling bill sought to exempt pyrolysis facilities from existing Solid Waste Management laws. Pyrolysis is the melting and gasification of plastics into other petroleum products, like jet fuel. While this process is already permitted in South…

Landfill Clean-Up & Emergency Fund

H.4644 gives DHEC the ability to respond immediately to landfill emergencies, requires construction and demolition recyclers to quickly process the debris they collect, and gives localities zoning authority instead of DHEC. The bill was crafted through a consensus-based stakeholder process…


S. 1023 directs DNR and DHEC to conduct research into microplastic pollution.

Surcharge on Coal Residuals

H. 5420 directs DHEC to charge a surcharge of thirty dollars per ton on any coal combustion residuals transferred to a landfill.