Get free tarps before trash enforcement begins
by The Press and Standard | July 25, 2018 2:27 pm
The City of Walterboro’s Appearance Board has another new program to reduce litter in and around the city called “Tarp it, or Ticket.”
Unsecured loads in trucks and trailers make up 20% of all roadside trash. South Carolina State Law clearly states that drivers are required to utilize a tailgate cover or fastened tarp while hauling garbage or other loose items in order to prevent litter on roads and roadsides. This has historically been a seldom enforced section of the code. But through updated and simpler laws and fines, there is a renewed interest in doing so, said Assistant City Manager Hank Amundson.
Through another example of coordination with South Carolina’s Palmetto Pride Program, the city’s Appearance Board has received hundreds of tarps with fastening elastic ties from Palmetto Pride. These will be offered, free of charge, to any interested individual before the beginning of this new enforcement effort.
Distribution points will be the city’s Citizen Service Center at 300 Hampton Street with periodic distributions by committee members at the Robertson Boulevard solid waste convenience center, as the city is affected by those driving to, and through, Walterboro each day, he said.
For more information or call (843) 782-1002 or email CleanCity@walterborosc.org.