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Lexington County attempting to educate public about tarping loads of refuse to prevent roadside litt

Pelion, SC (Paul Kirby) – Recently, employees of Lexington County have worked at a number of the county convenience stations where residents take their trash to try to educate them about the laws on tarping their loads. Tarping your load means covering loads of any type of trash or debris with a tarp to prevent it from coming off while going down the road driving to the disposal site. Tarping your load is a state law and those who don’t tarp can be fined.

As an attempt to educate the public about this law, Lexington County had officials at various convenience stations throughout May issuing warnings to people if their loads weren’t tarped and then giving them a tarp they could keep and use. County officials say they have found that the majority of the trash on the roadsides in the county come from people who are simply taking their trash, but are losing bits and pieces while they go. Harrison Cahill, spokesman for Lexington County said regarding the campaign, “We hope this campaign not only educates the County’s residents who are utilizing the collection stations, but we also hope that this aids in the reduction of litter along the County’s roadways in the future. This simple step in securing your load can aid greatly in the fight against litter in Lexington County. Not to mention, it’s the law.”

To learn more about laws that are meant to prevent litter in Lexington County, check out the information on the solid waste tab of the county’s website by clicking HERE.

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