South Carolina

Primary Contact
Woody Barnes
barneswl@dhec.sc.gov
(803) 898-1345
Alternate Contact(s)
Richard Chesley
cheslerl@dhec.sc.gov
(803)898-1327
Law ComponentAction Item/Answer
Alternate Contact Richard Chesley
cheslerl@dhec.sc.gov
(803)898-1327
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).
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).
Collection Fees No
Collection Limit/Requirements 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.
Collector or Municipal Plan Required No
Collector Registration Required No
Covered Entities Household/Consumer
Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Ban 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.
ERCC EcycleRegistration Accepted No
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.
Link to State Annual Report https://www.scdhec.gov/environment/recycling-waste-reduction/data-and-reports-recycling
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 Notice To Retailers No
Manufacturer Private Collection/Takeback/Recovery Program or Plan Yes
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.
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.
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 Registration Required Yes
Voluntary for manufacturers that sold less than 500 units the previous year.
Manufacturer Reports Deadline February 15
Provided as a part of annual registration
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
Manufacturer State Registration List https://scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/Library/OR-1175.pdf
Market Share No
Market share was only relevant the first year of the program in 2016.
Market Share Applicable Products
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.
Paper Manufacturer Registrations Accepted 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.
Primary Contact Woody Barnes
barneswl@dhec.sc.gov
(803) 898-1345
Product Labeling Required Yes
Products Banned From Disposal/Landfill/Waste Stream Desktops, Laptops, Printers, Televisions
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.
Recycler Application or Registration Fee $0.00
Recycler Application or Registration Required Yes
One time at registration only, by regulation
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.
Regulations https://www.scdhec.gov/sites/default/files/media/document/R.61-124.pdf
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.
Screen Sizes Accepted 13 inches or larger
State Ewaste Recycling Law Yes
State Program Year January 1 - January 1
Statute http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t48c060.php
Target Type Individual Manufacturer Sales Weight Percentage
Written Notice About Recycler/Collector (Municipal) Relationship No
  


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