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Litter pick-up in full swing
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As you drive along Kershaw County roadways, you may notice an increase of garbage bags sitting on the sides of the roads. Organizations like the S.C. Department of Transportation (SCDOT) and Kershaw County’s Department of Public Works are picking up litter from medians and roadway shoulders in an effort to beautify the community.

SCDOT recently held its 2019 Spring Spruce-Up Litter Collection for Kershaw, Lee, Lexington, Richland and Sumter counties. In total, 440 SCDOT employees filled 3,323 bags and collected almost 50,000 pounds of litter.

Out of the five counties, more bags and litter were collected in Kershaw County, filling 1,162 bags of more than 17,000 pounds of litter.

Kershaw County’s Department of Public Works recently picked up litter along stretches of Cheraw Road and James West Road in east Camden filling more than 70 bags of trash along 10 miles of roadway.

“What a great effort by the SCDOT team and our own employees of the Kershaw County Public Works Department,” Kershaw County Administrator Vic Carpenter said. “These dedicated public servants deserve our collective thanks for further helping to make Kershaw County the great place to live.”

To continue this effort, the Kershaw County Clean Community Commission will host a Spring Litter Pick-Up event this Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon. This county-wide effort is a great way for civic organizations, churches, businesses, and citizens to give back to the community.

If you would like to participate in the Spring Litter Pick-Up event on Saturday, please email the commission at