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DHEC'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.

A list of DHEC’s "For Your Information" fact sheets are provided below. To view the fact sheets, web link listed below. You also can receive printed versions of all the items listed on this page by calling DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at 1-800-768-7348 or check out their Web site for other information: 


For Your Information

DHEC Fact Sheets

  • Information includes:

    Waste Reduction and Recycling

  • Buying Recycled...and Beyond
  • The Economic Benefits of Recycling
  • Electronic Recycling Options for Households
  • Electronic Waste
  • Environmental/Health Benefits of Recycling
  • Environmentally Preferable Purchasing
  • Household Hazardous Products
  • Residential Recycling: Back to the Basics
  • Recycling 101
  • Recycling 102
  • Waste Reduction at Home 
  • Waste Reduction Tips for the Holidays
  • Waste Disposal

  • Construction and Demolition Debris
  • Garbage 101
  • Illegal Dumping
  • Landfill 101
  • Landfill 102: How MSW Landfills Work
  • Marine Debris
  • Municipal Solid Waste Landfills: All You Wanted to Know But Were Afraid to Ask
  • Pay-As-You-Throw
  • For School

  • A Brief History of Environmental Law
  • Environmental Careers
  • Natural Resources
  • Used Oil Recycling

  • Used Oil Recycling
  • Composting

  • Backyard Composting
  • Grasscycling
  • How to Compost in Your Backyard
  • For Businesses

  • WasteWise