South Carolina’s Horry County Council has passed an ordinance repealing the construction and demolition portion of its flow control ordinance. The repeal passed in three readings, with the final reading passing by a vote of 7-4, according to local reports.
The change will allow C&D debris generated in the county to go to private landfills outside the county. Horry County officials say the move will free up landfill space in the county and extend the life of the landfill.
The flow control ordinance, which originally passed in 2009, will continue to be in effect for municipal solid waste. The law has been challenged but upheld in lawsuits at both the state and federal level.