Harleyville, SC

Giant Resource Recovery - Harleyville, Inc.
P.O. Box 352
654 Judge St
Harleyville, South Carolina 29448
(800) 786-0477  
(803) 496-2200
(803) 306-6808
Permit Status: EPA ID No. SCD003351699
RCRA Part B Permit for treatment and storage – Originally issued 10/30/1992; 
expired 5/25/2015; timely renewal application submitted 11/2014; shield 
granted 1/15/2015 
Title V Operating Permit No. TV-0900-0002 which includes all applicable
MACT requirements – Issued 2/11/2003; expired 3/31/2008; timely 
renewal application submitted 3/2007; shield granted 8/8/2007
NPDES Permit No. SC0022667 – Issued 1/5/2004; expires 9/30/2021
Permitted Storage Capacity:
Liquids – 290,000 gallons                       
Solids – 2,000 cubic yards

GRR-Harleyville processes both solid and liquid hazardous and non-hazardous materials into waste-derived fuel.  The fuel is then burned by Giant Cement on the adjacent property in the production of cement.  Giant is also able to direct-feed certain liquid waste fuels from a tanker to the kiln. 

GRR-Harleyville has the distinction of being the most successful cement kiln in recycling alternate fuels since the program started under BIF in 1992.  It is one of only two cement plants in the US that is permitted to store and utilize bulk solid hazardous waste fuels.  In 2005, the facility completed a two-year, $130 million expansion which furthered its ability to efficiently and effectively handle these materials.  

Waste Acceptance Guidelines

I. Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Solid Fuel

Examples: Filter Cakes, Paint Solids, Carbon, Resins, PPE, Rags, Debris, Consumer Products


Heat Content – > 5,000 BTU/lb.  (2,000-5,000 BTU may be accepted on a case-by-case basis)

Chlorides –       ≤ 5%  (> 5% may be accepted on a case-by-case basis)

PCBs –             < 40 ppm

Metals –           See Metals Guidelines

<10% by volume gravel, rocks, stones, etc.        

Examples of materials that are not suitable for the Solid Fuel Program include medical wastes, free liquids, wet sludges, construction debris (concrete, steel, etc.) lab packs, aerosol cans, nitrocellulose, and reactive, explosive, and radioactive materials, as well as other materials that may pose a processing problem.


II. Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Liquid Fuel

Examples: Solvents, Waste Oil, Coolants, Alcohols, Off-Spec Fuels


Heat Content – > 5,000 BTU/lb.  (2,000-5,000 BTU may be accepted on a case-by-case basis) 

Chlorides –       ≤ 3%  (> 3% may be accepted on a case-by-case basis)

PCBs –             < 40 ppm

Metals –           See Metals Guidelines

III. Non-Hazardous Materials that Can Replace Raw Materials Used in Cement Production

Examples: Fly Ash, Sand, Iron Oxide, High Calcium-Type Materials


Size –            < 20" x 20" x 20"

Sulfur –          < 1%

Free of debris such as wood, concrete, metal, tires, etc.             

Metals Guidelines

The guidelines below apply to all waste fuel materials. Materials that exceed these criteria may be accepted on a case-by-case basis and with prior notification if they can be blended to meet the guidelines, except as noted.

Columna 1


Arsenic (As)
Beryllium (Be)
Cadmium (Cd)
Chromium (Cr)
Lead (Pb)
Mercury (Hg)
Nickel (Ni)
Zinc (Zn)

*Until an upper limit for mercury is established, GRR asks that all waste shipments contain < 10 ppm mercury. This is because the total mercury that GRR receives in waste shipments varies daily which can affect the acceptance of a load.

Permitted Waste Codes

7777 F001  K001 K061  P001* U001 U044 U090 U127 U167 U213
D001 F002 K002 K062 P006* U002 U045 U091 U128 U168 U214
D002 F003 K003 K083 P022* U003 U047 U092 U129 U169 U215
D003 F004 K004 K084 P028* U004 U048 U093 U130 U170 U216
D004 F005 K005 K085 P029* U005 U050 U094 U131 U171 U217
D005 F006 K006 K086 P030* U006 U051 U095 U132 U172 U218
D006 F007 K007 K087 P050* U007 U052 U096 U133 U174 U219
D007 F008 K008 K093 P064* U008 U053 U097 U134 U179 U220
D008 F009 K009 K094 P074* U009 U055 U098 U136 U180 U221
D009 F010 K010 K095 P075* U010 U056 U099 U137 U181 U222
D010 F011 K011 K096 P098* U011 U057 U101 U138 U182 U223
D011 F012 K013 K100 P105* U012 U063 U102 U140 U183 U225
D012 F024 K014 K101 P106* U014 U066 U103 U141 U184 U226
D013 F032 K015 K102 P120* U015 U067 U105 U143 U185 U227
D014 F033 K016 K103 P127* U016 U068 U106 U144 U186 U228
D015 F034 K017 K104 P189* U017 U069 U107 U145 U187 U230
D016 F035 K018 K105   U018 U070 U108 U146 U188 U231
D017 F037 K019 K115   U019 U071 U109 U147 U190 U232
D018 F038 K020 K141   U020 U072 U110 U148 U191 U235
D019 F039 K021 K142   U021 U073 U111 U149 U192 U236
D020   K022 K143   U022 U074 U112 U150 U193 U237
D021   K023 K144   U023 U076 U113 U151 U194 U238
D022   K024 K145   U024 U077 U114 U152 U196 U239
D023   K025 K146   U025 U078 U115 U153 U200 U240
D024   K026 K147   U026 U079 U116 U154 U201 U242
D025   K027 K148   U027 U080 U117 U155 U202 U243
D026   K028 K156   U028 U081 U118 U157 U203 U244
D027   K029 K157   U029 U082 U119 U158 U204 U247
D028   K030 K158   U030 U083 U120 U159 U205 U328
D029   K035 K159   U031 U084 U121 U161 U207 U359
D030   K046 K160   U032 U085 U122 U162 U208 U367
D031   K048 K161   U036 U086 U123 U163 U209  
D032   K049 K169   U037 U087 U124 U164 U210  
D033   K050 K170   U039 U088 U125 U165 U211  
D034   K051 K171   U043 U089 U126 U166 U212  
D035   K052 K172              
D036   K060                

* Although these codes are in Giant’s permit, they are handled on a case-by-case basis and only with written permission from Giant.

Waste Approval Procedures

To obtain approval for a new waste stream, please submit the following prior to shipment:

4. Credit Application - New Customers Only
5. Representative Sample: Liquids - One quart 
  Solids - Five-gallon pail

All containers must be labeled with the generator's name, the name of the waste as identified on the Profile, and the date the sample was collected. The sample must be shipped in appropriate DOT-approved packaging.

The completed forms and sample should be sent to:

482 Seven Mile Road
Harleyville, SC 29448
Phone: (803) 496-2220
Fax: (803) 306-6808