Berkeley Co. holds Zero Tolerance for Litter campaign

BERKELEY COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Berkeley County is ramping up their fight against litter bugs.

The county's annual Zero Tolerance for Litter campaign is being held throughout the month of April. Berkeley County Code Enforcement officers will target litterers, dishing out fines ranging from $100 to $1,000.

In addition to the fines, violators can also receive community service or jail time.

Residents are encouraged to make sure waste is properly secured during transport and to only dump trash in proper waste receptacles.

Also, it is important to remember cigarette butts are litter, too.

Zero Tolerance for Litter is a statewide campaign held in conjunction with PalmettoPride and the South Carolina Litter Control Association.