South Carolina

Primary Contact
Woody Barnes
barneswl@dhec.sc.gov
(803) 898-1345
Alternate Contact
Richard Chesley
cheslerl@dhec.sc.gov
(803)898-1327
Law ComponentAction Item/AnswerNotes
Products Covered Desktops, Laptops, Monitors, Printers, Televisions Manufacturers of covered computer/printer devices must register and offer a recovery program, but the law does not require them to meet an annual recycling obligation.
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Desktops, Laptops, Printers, Televisions
Covered Entities Household/Consumer
Market Share Applicable Products Televisions
Statute http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t48c060.php
Link to State Annual Report https://www.scdhec.gov/environment/recycling-waste-reduction/data-and-reports-recycling
Regulations https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/R.61-124.pdf
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
State Program Year January 1 - December 31
Screen Sizes Accepted 13 inches or larger
Manufacturer Reports Deadline February 15 Provided as a part of annual registration
Recycler Reporting Deadline February 15 Registration remains valid so long as their R2 or e-Stewards certification is valid and annual reports are submitted to SC.
Annual Manufacturer Registration Deadline February 15 $3,500 individual fee or $20,000 collective fee from representative organization. Registration not required when less than 500 units were sold in the previous year. 30 days after receipt of invoice (billing begins March 1).
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline February 15 October 1 for Representative Organizations and Feb. 15 for manufacturers that have independent plans.
Annual Manufacturer Fee Deadline March 1 $3,500 individual fee or $20,000 collective fee from representative organization. Registration not required when less than 500 units were sold in the previous year. 30 days after receipt of invoice (billing begins March 1).
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline October 1 October 1 for Representative Organizations and Feb. 15 for manufacturers that have independent plans.
Retailer Requirements A retailer only may sell or offer to sell a covered computer or television device that bears a manufacturer label. A retailer only may sell or offer to sell a covered computer or television device that is manufactured by a manufacturer that offers a recovery program. The recovery program must be provided at no cost and be as convenient to the consumer as the purchase of the covered device. Recovery programs may consist of mail-back systems, collection sites, collection events or some combination of the three.
Target Type Individual Manufacturer Sales Weight Percentage
Manufacturer Notice To Retailers No
Collector Registration Required No
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collection Fees No
Modification Forms Required For Changes to Existing Manufacturer Registrations No No specific modificaton form, but the annual registration form must be filled out and submitted with any modifications.
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted No
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Deadline Notes October 1 for Representative Organizations and Feb. 15 for manufacturers that have independent plans.
Alternate Contact Richard Chesley
cheslerl@dhec.sc.gov
(803)898-1327
Collection Limit The collection and recycling must be convenient and free at the time of recycling. Manufacturers may choose to offer recycling for brands other than their own.
Primary Contact Woody Barnes
barneswl@dhec.sc.gov
(803) 898-1345
Recycler Application or Registration Required Yes One time at registration only, by regulation
Manufacturer Registration Required Yes
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted Yes
Product Labeling Required Yes
Enforcement Authority for Sale of Unregistered Products Yes There are shortfall fees for recycling obligation not being met. The department may conduct audits and inspection of a computer or television manufacturer, retailer, or recoverer to determine compliance with the law, and may establish by regulation administrative fines for violations.
Initial Manufacturer Registration/Fee Required Yes $3,500 individual fee or $20,000 collective fee from representative organization. Registration not required when less than 500 units were sold in the previous year.
Manufacturer Buying/Selling Pounds/Credits Yes Manufacturer must provide the name of the manufacturer(s) from whom pounds were purchased, the date of the transaction(s), the recycler(s) that recovered the pounds and then must classify the total pounds purchased by county of origin.
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes
Manufacturer Recycling Obligation or Goal Yes For manufacturers of televisions and monitors that sell 500 or more covered devices. Each program year, a television manufacturer or computer monitor manufacturer shall recycle or arrange for the recycling of its market share of covered television devices or covered computer monitor devices pursuant to this section. Market share is the total weight of the manufacturer's televisions or computer monitors that were sold at retail in the United States to individuals during the previous program year, multiplied by the population fraction of South Carolina to the United States population, divided by the total weight of all of the televisions or computer monitors that were sold at retail to individuals in South Carolina during the previous program year. The individual recycling obligation for each computer monitor manufacturer is calculated by multiplying 720,000 pounds by the manufacturer's market share as calculated above. The population fraction is determined by using the most recent United States Census data for the total population of South Carolina divided by the total population of the United States. A television manufacturer or computer monitor manufacturer may use covered televisions or covered computer monitor devices to meet their recycling obligation. -The department shall notify each television manufacturer and computer monitor manufacturer of its market share recycling obligation by March 15. A television manufacturer and computer monitor manufacturer shall provide the department information necessary for the department to calculate market share and to determine each television manufacturer's recycling obligation. -A television manufacturer and computer monitor manufacturer shall report to the department the total weight of manufacturer's televisions or computer monitors sold at retail in the United States, the state specific television or computer monitor sales data ann
Manufacturer Shortfall Fees Yes A manufacturer of a covered television device or covered computer monitor device participating in a plan that fails to meet its individual recycling obligation for the previous program year may elect to: (a) pay a shortfall fee as determined by the department; or (b) account for the amount of the shortfall in the following year. A manufacturer electing to account for the amount of a shortfall in the following year only may elect this option once every three years. The shortfall fee must be calculated as follows: (a) If the manufacturer of a covered television or computer monitor device recycles at least ninety percent, but less than one hundred percent of its individual recycling obligation, the shortfall fee is thirty cents multiplied by the number of additional pounds that should have been recycled in order for the manufacturer to have met its individual recycling obligation. (b) If the manufacturer of a covered television or computer monitor device recycles at least fifty percent, but less than ninety percent of its individual recycling obligation, the shortfall fee is forty cents multiplied by the number of additional pounds that should have been recycled in order for the manufacturer to have met its individual recycling obligation. (c) If the manufacturer of a covered television or computer monitor device recycles less than fifty percent of its individual recycling obligation, the shortfall fee is fifty cents multiplied by the number of additional pounds that should have been recycled in order for the manufacturer to have met its individual recycling obligation. -A manufacturer of a covered device that sells five hundred or fewer such devices in the State per year is exempt from registration, penalty, or shortfall fees proposed in this chapter. -A television manufacturer participating in a representative organization with an approved consumer electronic device stewardship program that falls below seventy-five percent of its allocation
Market Share Yes Only used for the first year. Market share is the total weight of the manufacturer's televisions or computer monitors that were sold at retail in the United States to individuals during the previous program year, multiplied by the population fraction of South Carolina to the United States population, divided by the total weight of all of the televisions or computer monitors that were sold at retail to individuals in South Carolina during the previous program year. The individual recycling obligation for each television manufacturer is calculated by multiplying 4.8 million pounds by the manufacturer's market share as calculated above. The individual recycling obligation for each computer monitor manufacturer is calculated by multiplying 720,000 pounds by the manufacturer's market share as calculated above. The population fraction is determined by using the most recent United States Census data for the total population of South Carolina divided by the total population of the United States. A television manufacturer or computer monitor manufacturer may use covered televisions or covered computer monitor devices to meet their recycling obligation.
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban Yes
Pounds Collection Target for Manufacturers Yes For manufacturers of televisions and monitors that sell 500 or more covered devices. Individual Manufacturer Sales Weight Percentage.
   


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