Special Waste Handling Procedures

Special Waste Handling Procedures

A special waste is defined as nonresidential or commercial solid wastes other than regulated hazardous wastes that are difficult or dangerous to handle and require unusual management practices at a Sub-title “D: landfill. These wastes include Asbestos and lead paint building materials, industrial wastes and sludges off specification products as well as burnt material and deceased animals. Due to the nature of these waste, they are required to be handled at the Sub-Title “D” lined portion of the landfill.

A pre-approval process is required for industrial special wastes prior to being accepted by the landfill. Upon review of material safety data sheets (MSDS) and required laboratory analysis, the Environmental Coordinator will generate an approval letter allowing the waste to be accepted.

To determine the special wastes that may exist in Berkeley County, a special waste generator survey is conducted annually by contacting the area industries to determine what special wastes they may bring to the landfill.

Pre-approved special wastes are accepted at the landfill Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

For more information please contact Jeff Cook, Environmental Coordinator, at (843) 719-2358 or  jeffrey.cook@berkeleycountysc.gov.