A growing trash and litter issue

I was sworn in to the county council two months ago, and the growing trash and litter problem seems to be one of our biggest issues.
Ten years ago in Pickens County, the tonnage of waste was 36,784. Today, it is about 46,000. The litter on the roads has significantly increased and is an eyesore, too.

If we don’t get ahead of the things being stressed by population growth, like solid waste, roads, EMS, sewer and planning/codes, they’ll eat us up.

1. The landfill is full. The 2012 council had a plan for a new landfill — an agreement with MRR

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