South Carolina approves temporary
The South Carolina Senate has
approved legislation that would
temporarily ban the construction
and expansion of large landfills
in South Carolina.
If approved by the House of
Representatives, this two year
ban would give state lawmakers
time to review and revise the
state’s solid waste disposal
While the proposed ban makes
its way through the legislative
process, a workgroup will continue
to evaluate the state’s municipal
solid waste (MSW) disposal capacity.
The workgroup is discussing
a proposal to reduce the yearly
MSW disposal capacity from 42
million tons per year to less
than 13 million tons per year.
If the Senate and House approve
the proposed revisions, the
landfill ban will be lifted.