GREENVILLE, S.C. — Greenville County councilmembers last week announced a new litter cleanup initiative in Greenville County.
Officials said they recently bought a specially-equipped vacuum truck and a second one has been ordered. To help dispatch the trucks to problem locations, Greenville County launched an app (available on Apple and Android, link below) which allows users to report litter in their area by uploading photos, adding a description and dropping a GPS pin for more accurate location info.
"It's great that we have this machine because it cuts down on the number of people needed to get out and pick up the trash," said Councilman Joe Dill. "It can do it a lot more, quicker than if you had 12 to 14 people. "
County officials said the first truck has been on the road since the first week of February and has already picked up about 11,000 pounds of litter from area roadways.
Each truck costs about $200,000, officials said.
For more information and/or app links, visit the Greenville County website here.