Pelion is the third municipality to receive a ‘Spring Sweep’

Posted 4/4/24

It’s time for Pelion to get clean.

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Pelion is the third municipality to receive a ‘Spring Sweep’


It’s time for Pelion to get clean.

Lexington County and the Lexington County Sheriff’s Department are partnering with Pelion, the Pelion Police Department and Palmetto Pride to host what’s called a Spring Sweep in Pelion: A Great American Cleanup Event.

According to a release, the county was selected to receive both funds and volunteers from Palmetto Pride’s litter prevention grant so that they could host the event.

According to Laura Anne Hunt, recycling coordinator with Lexington County Solid Waste Management, the county has been receiving this grant since at least 2011 but has been a litter partner as far back as 2001.

The event will take place April 6 at Pelion Park located at 615 Railroad Ave. Once volunteers are registered, they will be picking up the park and surrounding areas for roughly three hours. They will also be provided a vest, gloves and litter pickup stick.

The release states that the Great American Cleanup is a series of events promoted by Keep America Beautiful (KAB). These events bring litter cleanup coordinators together between March 19 and June 20.

“This is the 26th year KAB has promoted the nation’s largest community improvement program, which has created positive change and lasting impact in local communities across the nation,” the release reads.

According to Hunt, Lexington County’s own initiative, Litter Free Lexington County, S.C., has been around since 2017, though it wasn’t until three years ago that it started holding partnerships.

One municipality each year has been chosen for a cleanup. In 2022, Cayce was chosen for a cleanup, 2023 was Summit and this year is Pelion.

The goal of this initiative is to connect volunteers that are interested in cleaning up litter across the county to those who work with litter management on a daily basis, the release states. Additionally, the program can provide resources for municipalities and a network for volunteers to get involved.

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