Fact Sheet

SCDHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (Office) was created by the S.C. Solid Waste Policy and Management Act of 1991. The Office was designed to provide educational programs, technical assistance and grant funding to local governments, schools, colleges/universities and the public regarding solid waste issues.


SCDHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction & Recycling offers several series of fact sheets that provide different levels of information on a variety of environmental subjects. Many of the fact sheets offer recommendations on how you can do your part to protect and preserve South Carolina’s environment.

Fact Sheets Include

  • Be a "Green" Shopper
  • Compost at Home
  • Disposing of Needles
  • Grasscycle
  • Manage Hazardous Products at Home
  • Recycle at Home
  • Recycle Used Motor Oil
  • Reduce Waste at Home
  • Reduce Your Holiday Waste
  • Travel "Green"
  • A Brief History of Environmental Law
  • Buying Recycled...and Beyond
  • A Brief Introduction to Climate Change
  • Economic Benefits of Recycling
  • Environmental Benefits of Recycling
  • Environmental Careers
  • Fluorescent Bulbs Require Special Care
  • Garbage 101
  • How Landfills Work
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Landfills
  • Landfills: Frequently Asked Questions
  • Marine Debris
  • Natural Resources
  • Open Burning
  • Pay-As-You-Throw
  • Recycling 101
  • Recycling 102
  • Used Motor Oil Recycling
  • County Responsibilities for Waste Tire Management
  • Local Government Responsibilities for Used Oil Management
  • Proper Management of Universal Waste Lamps
  • Solid Waste Composting Guidance for Schools
  • South Carolina's Mercury Switch Removal Program
  • Structural Fill Sites

Click here to find these fact sheets:
SCDHEC Fact Sheets
A brief description of each series of fact sheets is provided. In addition, the "SC Green Guide" helps you learn how to protect the environment beyond recycling -- including ways to keep our air clean, conserve water and even prepare for a hurricane.