SCDOT Cleans Up Statewide In Fall 2020 Litter Pickup

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Officials with the South Carolina Department of Transportation say employees picked up 13,130 bags of roadside trash weighing 209,725 pounds at the 2020 fall litter pickup.

SCDOT officials say around 1,700 employees were deployed statewide to pick up trash on Tuesday, November 17th in support of Lieutenant Governor Pamela Evette’s “Grab A Bag SC 2020” cleanup program.

Transportation Secretary Christy Hall says “We ask the public to help us keep the newly cleaned highways litter-free. Not only is litter an eyesore, but it can clog drains, pollute waterways and hurt our state’s economy by discouraging economic development.”

In October of 2020, Lt. Gov. Evette started the litter pickup program at Clemson university with PalmettoPride and the university’s Solid Green campaign, and says this statewide initiative encourages South Carolinians to help clean up litter, according to a news release.

SCDOT employees say they are planning another statewide cleanup day for spring of 2021.