• February 24, 2015 2:47 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    Have an abstract for a presentation? Have an idea of a topic that we should find an expert? Please let us know.


    Please submit your abstract or topic idea to:


    Submit by March 6, 2015. 

  • January 14, 2015 4:34 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)


    The SWANA South Carolina Palmetto Chapter Board would like to sponsor any young professionals in the solid waste industry to attend the SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter Spring Conference to be held May 6-8, 2015 at Pawleys Plantation in Pawleys Island, SC. 


    For those interested in this great opportunity, please email a brief, one page letter to expressing your interest by March 18, 2015. 


    For more info can be found here.

  • October 06, 2014 9:26 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection agency extended the comment deadline on its proposed greenhouse gas rule for existing power plants by 45 days to December 1.  The extension comes in response to requests from several lawmakers who said more time is needed to deal with the complex proposed rule, which sets individual carbon dioxide reduction goals for each state. The agency originally proposed a 120-day comment period in recognition of the complexity and broad range of issues at play. The agency is adding 45 days “to get the best possible advice and data to inform the final rule,” according to EPA.


  • September 25, 2014 9:27 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    SC Regulation 61-107.4 Solid Waste Management: Compost and Mulch Production from Land-Clearing Debris, Yard Trimmings, and Organic Residuals requires that within 18 months of the effective date of this regulation (i.e. December 2015), all permitted Type Two and Type Three facilities are required to have one or more employees with compost manager certification. Operators who achieve and maintain compost manager certification by the Nationally Recognized Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) certification program shall also be deemed certified by SCDHEC. 

    This SCDHEC certified and nationally recognized certification in Managing Composting Programs is being held at the Holiday Inn at Surfside Beach and at the Horry County Solid Waste Authority Facility! 

    So plan to sign up now for the SC SWANA’s Compost Training being held October 20-24 in Surfside Beach, SC.

  • August 19, 2014 10:30 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)
    Nominations for the 2014-2016 Chapter Officers are:

    President: Philip Westmoreland, HDR

    Vice President: Tonya Lott, SC Dept of Commerce

    Secretary: Juli Blalock, SCDHEC

    Treasurer: Debbie Langley, Joyce Engineering

    An election ballot was emailed to all current members of the SC Chapter.

  • May 16, 2014 9:30 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The Spring Conference was held May 7-9, 2014 at Pawleys Plantation Golf & Country Club in Pawleys Island, SC.


    Highlights of the Conference:

    203 Attendees

    8 Sponsors

    35 Exhibitors

    48 Golfers


    For the 2nd year  in a row, Casino Night was a huge hit!

  • March 11, 2014 3:40 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    Registration is Now Open for the SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter's Annual Spring Conference and Trade Show.

    May 7-9, 2014

    Pawleys Island, SC

    For more info:

  • January 31, 2014 4:00 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)



    Annual Spring Conference May 7-9, 2014 at Pawleys Plantation.


    Registration will open in April.

  • October 17, 2013 12:28 PM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    Quad State 2013 was a huge success!

    Highlights of the Conference:

    • Welcome from Horry County Solid Waste Authority Board Chairman Rev. James Cokley, Horry County Council Chairman Mark Lazarus, North Myrtle Beach Mayor Marilyn Hatley.
    • Comedy Show
    • 453 Attendees
    • 33 Presentations 
    • 20 Sponsors
    • 90 exhibitors
    • 92 golfers

    Quad State 2015 will be hosted by the Tennessee Chapter and held in Nashville, TN.

  • July 20, 2013 9:23 AM | Philip Westmoreland (Administrator)

    The SWANA SC Palmetto Chapter has named Eric Rekitt as the Young Professional (YP) Representative for the Chapter.  


    Eric Rekitt is the Solid Waste Disposal/Landfill Supervisor for York County, SC. The purpose of the YP Program is to motivate other young professionals to become active members of SWANA, in addition to offering fresh ideas and a new perspective to SWANA’s members. The YP program is an initiative developed by National SWANA to get young professionals excited and interested in the solid waste industry. Eric will work with other YP Representatives from SWANA Chapters across the country.


    Like most of us, we didn't pursue a career in the solid waste industry. Our path just led us to it. 


    Congratulations to Eric.


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