Post-Closure Care of the Pinewood Site

The Pinewood Site, located in a rural section of Sumter County, operated as a hazardous waste landfill between 1978 and 2000. As part of the bankruptcy proceedings involving the Site’s last operator, Safety-Kleen (Pinewood), Inc. and the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC) reached a settlement with Safety-Kleen resolving Safety-Kleen’s long term environmental obligations to perform closure and post-closure care of the Site. The Site is now held in trust for the people of South Carolina through SCDHEC. By permit, the Site must be operated and maintained under post closure care requirements until 2103. 


Community Notices

Community notices regarding the Pinewood Site will be distributed to local media outlets and published on this website. For additional information about community involvement, please visit  

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