Maggie McMahon, Litter Prevention Coordinator
110 Phoenix Avenue
Greenwood, SC 29649
Phone: (864) 942-8705
Greenwood County is working to build sustainable communities where litter is not tolerated or accepted. Last year, over 4.5 tons of trash was picked up along the county’s roadways and almost 2.5 tons from along the shores of Lake Greenwood. Litter prevention starts by educating and raising awareness of South Carolina Litter laws and the negative impact litter has on Greenwood County.
Ways you can help prevent litter?
Keep a litter bag in your vehicle to place your bottles, wrappers, etc. until proper disposal is available.
Make sure your trash cans have tight fitting lids
Cover or secure your load when hauling waste.
Encourage and motivate people around you to join in on the cleanup effort
Look for ways to enhance beautification in your yard or neighborhood
Place recyclables in a bag before placing it in the recycling bin
Negative effects of Litter
Decreased community pride
Up to a 10% drop in property value
Harms wildlife and their habitats
Spreads sickness or disease
Decreases tourism revenue
Prevents industry growth
If you are unable to dispose of your bags you can call Greenwood County Public Works at (864) 942-8662. Or the SCDOT at (864) 227-6701