Governing Law and Regulations
South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) Office of Environmental Quality Control Bureau of Land and Waste Management Division of Mining and Solid Waste Management
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See national section for basic information and federal regulations.
Comparison: State vs. Federal
• Rules. South Carolina has requirements for the transportation of municipal solid waste. The state also has registration, operation, and recordkeeping requirements for waste tire haulers.
• Administration and enforcement. The Bureau of Land and Waste Management of the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (DHEC) administers and enforces South Carolina's rules for MSW transporters and waste tire haulers.
South Carolina defines "municipal solid waste" as "any solid waste (including garbage, trash, and sanitary waste in septic tanks) derived from households (including single and multiple residences, hotels and motels, bunkhouses, ranger stations, crew quarters, campgrounds, picnic grounds, and day-use recreation areas), generated by commercial establishments (stores, offices, restaurants, warehouses, and other nonmanufacturing activities, excluding ...