New signs have been put up at Henderson Mountain Road and Highway 108 to warn motorists that this area is under surveillance. Pickens County Marshal Jim Harvey wants to remind residents that littering can carry a hefty fine, and that “I don’t issue warnings, I issue citations.” The sign cautions of the maximum penalty for littering – a $5,000 fine or five years’ jail time or both. Citations can be issued for littering or illegal dumping. Harvey will even go so far as to look through trash in larger dump sites to find identifying pieces of information and track down litterers. Harvey said the county has surveillance cameras they rotate to keep certain trouble spots under watch.
Keep Pickens Beautiful works with Adopt A Road volunteers to try to keep our roadways picked up. It is discouraging to them to pick up the trash people throw their windows and go back the next day and find more.
Don’t be part of the problem, don’t litter, you may pay a fine or go to jail. Help us keep Pickens clean and beautiful. For more information or to volunteer, call 706-253-3600 or visit our web page at keeppickensbeautiful.org.