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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Palmetto Pride grant will allow county to continue cleanup initiatives

Closeup image of a person picking up litter from a roadside

Georgetown County is once again the proud recipient of a $25,000 Palmetto Pride grant. The grant will help Georgetown County’s Environmental Services Division in its efforts to remove litter from roads and other public areas by employing a part-time litter crew.

The county’s litter crew initiative began in 2021 with the aid of a $15,000 local accommodations tax grant. A $25,000 Palmetto Pride grant the following year allowed the plan to be fully implemented, and this latest award will allow it to continue throughout this year with matching accommodations tax funds.

The county’s part-time litter crew is dedicated to roadside cleanups, as well as increasing public awareness about the growing litter problem in Georgetown County. In 2022, the litter crew removed more than 33 tons of litter from more than 660 miles of roadway throughout the county. The hope is the crew will collect less over time as anti-littering and awareness campaigns hopefully result in fewer people littering.

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