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Report Illegal Dumping and Help Keep Dorchester County Beautiful

Post Date:06/25/2019 12:30 PM

Dorchester County is asking residents and business owners to help crackdown on littering and illegal dumping in Dorchester County.  

Illegal Dumping is on the rise and Dorchester County is asking residents who see it occurring to report it via the anonymous online form and/or by contacting the Solidwaste Environmental Services (Litter Control) Department at (843) 563-0072.

Information that is needed when reporting is a detailed description of the person(s) and vehicle used, location of the dump site and a general list of items that are being illegally disposed of. The online form also provides the reporter the opportunity to upload images and/or videos.

Penalties for illegal dumping can include fines up to $1,095 (fine varies based on weight/amount of litter), up to thirty (30) days in jail and community service.

Bill Hearn, Chairman of the Dorchester County Public Safety, Health, and Human Services Committee of Council said “the County Litter Control Officers work tirelessly to reduce litter in Dorchester County. Litter is not only a health and environmental concern it also works against the County’s efforts to attract new industries and job opportunities to Dorchester County.” Hearn added “We are asking residents and business owners to help Dorchester County continue moving in the right direction by reporting illegal dumping in unincorporated Dorchester County.”