Working to unite industry, government and non-government organizations to promote sustainable recycling in the Southeast.

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Integrative Solid Waste Management (ISWM) Toolkits Available

Beginning in the fall of 2014 and continuing into the spring of 2017, SERDC, Region 4 EPA, and eight SERDC-member states within Region 4 took part in discussions targeting increases in recycling rates and improved materials management. 

As a result, three new Toolkits are now available for local governments to utilize:

  • ISWM Model-comparison and impact calculator
  • Funding and Accounting Handbook
  • Full Cost Accounting Worksheets

Louisiana Recycling Coalition Recruiting Members

This past year, the LRC was formed to provide advocacy, information, technical support, networking, and educational opportunities for and about recycling in partnership with local, state, regional and national organizations.  

SERDC is providing administrative support while the coalition gains ground, including handling membership tracking.

Interested persons can join the LRC, which offers 5 types of membership levels, plus three sponsorship level options. Committees are also currently being formed and seek member involvement.

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Interactive Southeast Mapping Tool updated

In a new 2016 study, SERDC determined that over 350 key Southeastern manufacturers look to recycled feedstock to develop new consumer goods.  

When communities invest in local recycling collection programs, they’re supporting regional manufacturers who depend on recycled plastic, glass, metal, and paper to make new consumer goods.  

These manufacturers collectively support more than 98,000 jobs and see a sales volume towering more than $40 billion.

This new mapping tool allows user to view by locations across that southeast, sort by commodity, manufactured product, sales or employees and filter by state. The tool provides resources for contacting the mapped locations as wel

View Map

Food Recovery Summit:

SERDC co-hosted the Food Recovery Summit with U.S. EPA, South Carolina DHEC, BioCycle and North Carolina DEQ. The event prompted some interesting and powerful dialogue. To view the presentations or the plenary sessions, click HERE.

Don't Waste Food SC

Following the SERDC Food Recovery Summit, the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control along with the S.C. Department of Commerce have launched the Don't Waste Food S.C. campaign – a collaborative campaign that is actively bringing together partners from across the public and private sector to help reduce food waste in the state. The campaign is designed to increase awareness of the economic, environmental and social impacts of food waste through outreach, education and technical assistance centered on prevention, donation and composting.

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SERDC 120 & the Recycling Partnership: 

The establishment of The Recycling Partnership, a public-private recycling initiative, resulting from the SERDC 120 efforts was announced in April of 2014. During the SERDC Summit, 3 of the chosen cities were recognized. 
Click HERE to find out more.

The Southeast is unique in its access to robust recycling markets.

Check out SERDC's Resources including our mapping tool,

links to state recycling sites, useful economic reports,
informative market directories and waste exchanges, as well as materials from conferences and workshops. 

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Meet our Board Members and SERDC Sponsor Level Members. Looking to contact SERDC Staff? Click HERE.

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SERDC Membership
Are you interested in becoming a SERDC Member or renewing your membership? Check out our Membership Benefits and Join SERDC today. Please email SERDC today!

SERDC Monthly Newsletters
Are you current on recycling developments in the Southeast? SERDC's monthly e-newsletter highlights regional events & recycling progress. Email our Communications Coordinator to join the list or to submit information you would like to see in our next newsletter. 










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