Litter bugs beware: Zero tolerance begins

  • Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Berkeley County residents should think twice before throwing trash out of their cars.
This month Berkeley County Code Enforcement Officers will be targeting litterers as part of the county’s annual Zero Tolerance for Litter campaign.
Throughout the month, officers will be targeting littering, illegal dumping and uncovered loads. Violators will face fines ranging from $100 to over $1,000, which can be combined with community service or jail time. Berkeley County’s Code Enforcement Officers have a 99 percent conviction rate on tickets for litter violations.
Residents are encouraged to remember the following:
 • All waste should be properly secured and/or covered during transport
• Cigarette butts are litter
• It is illegal to dispose of waste anywhere except a proper waste receptacle.
Zero Tolerance for Litter is a statewide campaign that is held in conjunction with Palmetto Pride and the South Carolina Litter Control Association. It is a joint initiative uniting all law enforcement agencies in order to heighten the awareness of South Carolina litter laws.
For more information, please contact the BCWS Code Enforcement department at (843) 719 – 2676 or visit www.bcwsa.com.

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