SWANA Files Support for South Carolina County on Waste Flow Control

Allan Gerlat, News Editor

June 18, 2013

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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.




About the Author(s)

Allan Gerlat

News Editor, Waste360

Allan Gerlat joined the Waste360 staff in September 2011 as news editor. He was the editor of Waste & Recycling News for the first 16 years of its history, and under his guidance the publication won 27 national and regional awards.

Before Waste & Recycling News, Allan worked at another Crain Communications publication, Rubber & Plastics News, which covers rubber product manufacturing. He began with the publication as associate editor and eventually became managing editor, a position he held for nine years.

Allan is a graduate of Ohio University, where he earned a BS in journalism. He is based in Sagamore Hills, in northeast Ohio.

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