What: Lower Richland Cleanup Event
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, April 17
Where: Volunteers will meet at the RCSD Region 1 Substation (2615 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins) for a safety briefing and instructions.
In response to an increase in litter and illegal dumping in the area during the COVID-19 pandemic, Richland County is launching an anti-litter messaging campaign to encourage residents to engage in efforts to help beautify their communities.
“Richland County: Too Good to Trash” will run from Saturday, March 20 to Saturday, April 17, with several cleanup events hosted by County Councilmembers planned during this timeframe. During the four-week period, the County will disseminate messaging to encourage residents to use the County’s curbside pickup and drop-off center services, report illegal dumping and learn more about litter’s effect on the environment.
Councilwoman Chakisse Newton, District 11, is planning a cleanup April 17 in Lower Richland. The event is from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and is a collaborative effort with S.C. Rep. Jermaine Johnson and the Richland County Sheriff’s Department (RCSD). Volunteers will meet at the RCSD Region 1 Substation (2615 Lower Richland Blvd., Hopkins).
Residents are encouraged to take part in or organize cleanup initiatives in their communities and tell others about their efforts by sharing photos on social media using the hashtag #LitterFreeRC or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.