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Tarp It or We Ticket

The Greenville County Sheriff's Office partners with Litter Ends Here and residents of Greenville County to promote cleaner communities throughout our county.

Did you know..?

* Unsecured loads are the leading cause of unintentional litter, creating serious traffic hazards. 20% of litter found on the road is a direct result of people transporting it without a tarp.

* Roadside litter debris causes over 25,000 accidents annually and over 100 fatalities.

* Since February, Litter Ends Here trucks have collected 169,360 lbs of litter off of the roads in Greenville County. 33,000 lbs of that litter is a direct result of unsecured loads.

The "Tarp It or We Ticket" campaign both reinforces the communication of existing SC law mandating tarping of loads and provides Greenville County residents FREE tarps and bungees to help keep our communities clean. This November, we welcome you to visit your local Greenville County Solid Waste Collection facility, for more information and tarping supplies. 

South Carolina has been named the dirtiest state in the nation, ranking dead last for public spaces cleanliness in the 2014 American State Litter Scorecard conducted by Keep America Beautiful. We can change that statistic, together! Prevent littering and receiving a citation by ALWAYS tarping your trash loads. For more information about this project, contact: Martine Wilder, Office of the Sheriff, mwilder@greenvillecounty.org.  

For more information about SC law pertaining to environmental protection and conservation: http://www.scstatehouse.gov/code/t48c053.php

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