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South Carolina’s Horry County Alters Flow Control Law, Exempts C&D

Article-South Carolina’s Horry County Alters Flow Control Law, Exempts C&D

South Carolina’s Horry County Council has altered its flow control law to allow construction and demolition debris (C&D) haulers take their waste to landfills outside the county.

The council voted 7-4 in favor of the repeal on the third reading of the ordinance.

In the amendment ordinance, the council stated that it expects the volume of C&D waste in Horry County to increase and become more stringently regulated, “and that at some point Horry County may not have the necessary finances and landfill resources to handle all of the construction and demolition waste generated” in the county.

A year ago the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upheld the embattled flow control law, ruling that the county’s law treats all businesses equally, so it doesn’t violate interstate commerce or the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution, according to the judgment.


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