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Serving Edgefield, McCormick & Saluda Counties  

Resource Library:

All of the following materials are available from the S.C. Department of Health and Evironmental Control's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling (Office). Here you will find many of the Office's posters, fact sheets, activity books, brochures, videos, annual reports, public service announcements (PSAs) and more. Most of these documents are PDF files, so you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view them.

Printed versions of these documents are available from the Office's Resource Center located at 8911 Farrow Road in Columbia, SC or by calling the Recycling Hot Line at 1-800-768-7348. You also may request printed copies by clicking here.

NEW! "Eco-Jeopardy" now available on DVD.
To request a copy, call the Recycling Hotline at 1-800-768-7348.

Environmental Posters | Environmental Activity Books | Public Service Announcements | Environmental Education & Recycling Videos | School Recycling Guide | Composting Publications | For Your Information (FYI) Fact Sheets | Technical Assistance Sheets | Waste Reduction & Recycling Annual Reports

Environmental Posters

Below are a few posters that are available from the Office. You can click on a poster to print it out. The posters are good teaching tools and compliment lessons from "Action for a cleaner tomorrow: A South Carolina Environmental Curriculum Supplement." You also can call 1-800-768-7348 to order and receive printed copies of the posters by mail.

Scroll through the poster gallery and click on the image to view a PDF of each poster.


Environmental Activity Books

These activity books are a fun way to learn more about recycling in South Carolina. Click on the title in the list below to view a PDF of each activity book.


South Carolina is RECYCLING! Activity Book
I Want You to Color This Recycling Poster Coloring Book
Green Rider Activity Book
Environmental Outreach Activity Book
Environmental Outreach Glossary

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Public Service Announcements (PSAs)

Check out the Recycle Guys PSAs. They SHOULD NOT be copied or reprinted without prior permission from the Office. Please call DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at 1-800-768-7348 or click here for more information regarding the PSAs.

To view a PSA, click on the links below:

At the Supermarket (8MB) | In the Backyard (8MB) l Buy Recycled (4MB)
At the Convenience Store (4MB) | In the Roll-cart (8MB) | Holiday Recycling (4MB)
In the Classroom (8MB) | On the River (8MB)

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Environmental Education & Recycling Videos

"Eco-Jeopardy," "Earth Today," "Trashumentary" and "DHEC1: Behind the Oil Change" are videos developed by the Office and other DHEC Environmental Outreach Programs.


  • "Eco-Jeopardy," an environmental education video that replicates the popular television game show "Jeopardy," will air throughout South Carolina on Earth Day. The video, which targets fourth to eighth-grade students, will air on S.C. Educational Television stations beginning at noon on April 22 and will be shown a second time at 5:00 p.m. "Eco-Jeopardy" will be a thirty minute program starring students from South Carolina’s schools playing the main roles. For more information and additional resources, please call DHEC's Office of Solid Waste Reduction and Recycling at 1-800-768-7348. After watching “Eco-Jeopardy,” students may have more questions or want more information on the environmental issues discussed during the program. Additional information is available on each of the answers and questions on “Eco-Jeopardy,” including links to further information. The additional information is provided as it appeared on the program. In short, by round (first or second game), subject category, answer, question and dollar amount to help students who watched the program find links to additional information.

    Round 1
    Round 2

    DVD copies of “Eco-Jeopardy" are available by contacting DHEC’s Office of Solid Waste Reduction at 1-800-768-7348.

  • "Earth Today" is a half-hour program that features student anchors and reporters in a network morning news format. The program, based on the "Today Show," NBC's popular morning news program, provides segments on a variety of environmental issues including air and water quality, energy conservation, recycling and litter prevention. "Earth Today" also features 21 lessons for students from the third to eighth grade. Each of the lessons has been correlated to the state's science standards and includes an overview, background, lesson plans and links to additional information.

  • Ever visit a landfill? Or a recycling or composting facility? An incinerator? Elementary and middle school students can visit all of these solid waste management facilities without leaving the classroom. "Trashumentary" is a 20-minute video that features visits to each of these facilities with students asking questions to the people who work there.

  • DHEC1: Behind the Oil Change" chronicles the rise, fall and redemption of Dawson Leary, an environmentally conscious high school student, who is caught illegally dumping used motor oil into a storm drain. This 14-minute video mimics the popular teen television programs "VH1: Behind the Music" and "Dawson's Creek." The video is the centerpiece for the "Green Driver Project".

To receive a copy of a video on VHS tape or DVD, contact the Office's Resource Center by calling 1-800-768-7348 or click here.

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For Your Information (FYI) Fact Sheets

A list of For Your Information (FYI) Fact Sheets are provided below. To view a fact sheet, click on the title.

Used Oil Recycling
For more information, click here.
Backyard Composting
For more information, click here.

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Technical Assistance Sheets

A list of Technical Assistance Sheets are provided below. To view a technical assistance sheet, click on the title.

Cathode Ray Tubes and Electronics Management
Construction and Demolition Debris Management
County Responsibilities for Waste Tire Management
Electronic Waste Advisory
Local Government Responsibilities for Used Motor Oil Management
Proper Management of Universal Waste Lamps
Solid Waste Composting Guidance for Schools
Structural Fill Sites

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School Recycling Guide

Click here for "Starting a School Recycling Program: A Step-by-step Guide to Help You Begin Recycling at Your School." This guide offers information on starting and expanding school recycling programs. From determining what items to recycle to tracking your progress, this guide will provide the information you need.

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Composting Publications

The composting page provides basic and in-depth composting materials -- including the Office's centerpiece project, Smart Gardening. Click here to view the composting page.

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Waste Reduction and Recycling Annual Reports

Click Here for the South Carolina Solid Waste Management Annual Report for Fiscal Year 2008. Previous Solid Waste Management Annual Reports can also be obtained by Clicking Here.

The "State Agencies, Colleges and Universities Waste Reduction, Recycling and Buy Recycled Annual Report for FY08" details the recycling and buying recycled efforts of state agencies, college and universities.

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