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Dillon County Receives PalmettoPride Litter Task Force Grant

March 16, 2021

Columbia, SC – PalmettoPride has awarded Dillon County with a Litter Task Force grant to assist with its litter control enforcement. The grant will provide Dillon County up to $40,000 over a two-year period to pay for salary and equipment needs to focus solely on litter and illegal dumping cases. In addition to funds, PalmettoPride will provide assistance with the camera loan program and staffing assistance with its Enforcement Program Manager and Constable Scott Morgan.

“Enforcing state and local litter and illegal dumping laws is crucial to changing behavior,” said Sarah Lyles, Executive Director of PalmettoPride. “We hope that by providing officer assistance funds to counties that do not have designated litter and code officers, we will be able to see significant change across the state.

Counties and Sheriff’s Departments in counties that do not have a designated full-time code or litter control officer are eligible to apply for the grant. Grant funds will cover over-time pay only. Agencies will be responsible for all insurance and equipment needed by the officer. All inquiries should be made to Sarah Lyles at slyles@palmettopride.org or 877-725-7733.

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PalmettoPride is working towards a litter-free South Carolina. Created as a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina by engaging citizens to take action in their communities through education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. For more information, visit: www.palmettopride.org.

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