From the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Department
February 19, 2017
Private contractors and Beaufort County residents urged to follow proper methods of debris disposal
Recently, Sheriff’s Office Environmental Crimes Unit deputies have responded to numerous complaints of debris (presumably from Hurricane Matthew) having been dumped on the side of roadways throughout Beaufort County. We would like to remind private contractors and residents, this practice is illegal and South Carolina Statute 16-11-700 (Dumping litter on private or public property prohibited) will be enforced. Violation of this statute can result in a monetary fine or up to thirty days in jail. For questions regarding proper debris disposal, please click on the following link:
Anyone witnessing illegal debris dumping, please record the license plate number of the violator’s vehicle and immediately report it to Emergency Dispatch 911. Those wishing to remain anonymous in reporting this and other criminal activities are always welcome to contact CrimeStoppers at 1-888-CrimeSC. Thank you for helping to keep Beaufort County beautiful.