Hanover County Sheriff’s Office to launch litter enforcement campaign

In its continued partnership with the Hanover County Department of Public Works, the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office is excited to announce a public information and educational enforcement campaign to raise awareness about litter abatement. This campaign will begin December 30, 2017, and will run through the month of January 2018. During this campaign, the sheriff’s office and Department of Public Works will continue to work together to keep Hanover County a clean and safe community.

The sheriff’s office will be increasing patrols in the area of county convenience centers and will continue to enforce litter laws. The Hanover County Department of Public Works will also be passing out litter bags designed for vehicles, along with cup holder ashtrays, free of charge while supplies last.

Community partners can assist the sheriff’s office by spreading the word about this campaign through the use of social media by using the hashtag “#EveryLitterBitHurts” and tagging the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office.

“Despite current efforts, the Hanover County Department of Public Works collected over 374,000 pounds of litter from our roadways in 2016. Unfortunately, this cost our citizens over $69,000. It is the goal of the Hanover County Sheriff’s Office and Department of Public Works to educate the public on litter laws, reduce the cost of litter collection to our citizens and to keep our roadways clean and free of trash,” said Colonel David R. Hines, Sheriff.

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