SWANA Files Support for South Carolina County on Waste Flow Control

The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) has voted to support Horry County, S.C., in its ongoing legal efforts to protect its waste flow control law.

The Silver Spring, Md.-based association filed an Amicus brief representing a number of localities and public waste agencies with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which currently is reviewing the law’s legality.

Flow control can work effectively to implement integrated municipal waste management programs,” said Anne Germain, SWANA international president. “That’s why SWANA supports cities, counties and waste authorities that have crafted and implemented waste facility designation programs that balance specific and unique local objectives with the legitimate interests of residents, businesses and other affected parties.”

Two waste companies, Sandlands C&D LLC and its sister company Express Disposal Service LLC, are trying to overturn the county’s law that directs all waste collected inside the county to the county landfill in Conway, S.C. The U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina dismissed claims by the companies in January.




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