South Carolina passed legislation in 2010 that banned the disposal of specific electronics in solid waste landfills effective July 1, 2011 and requires residents to recycle computers, computer monitors, printers and televisions. The legislation also established requirements for recoverers of covered computer and television devices.

Businesses should not throw away computers and other electronics and must follow all state and federal regulations regarding the proper management of this material. Computers, televisions, monitors, and printers from residences are required by law to be recycled through R2 or eStewards certified facilities. Contact your local county recycling coordinator for the best and most convenient options for the recycling of these items. Visit the South Carolina DHEC website for more information.

Why South Carolina is Just Right for Electronics Recycling


counties in SC provide collection programs for unwanted electronics for residents

18.5 MM lbs

of electronics were recycled in 2016


of recycled MSW by weight is electronics from FY 2016