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Catawba County Recognizes Tarp Awareness Week Sept. 1-7

Catawba County Recognizes Tarp Awareness Week Sept. 1-7

Published: August 26, 2019

Tarp Awareness Week, which takes place September 1-7, 2019, reminds residents to reduce roadside litter and increase safety by using tarps to secure waste loads. In North Carolina, half of all roadside litter is blown onto roads, not thrown.

“North Carolina taxpayers spend millions of dollars each year to remove litter that blows out of truck beds because it is not properly secured,” said Amanda Kain, Catawba County Waste Reduction Coordinator/Educator. “Securing waste loads, furniture, mattresses, empty containers, garbage bags, fast food trash, construction debris, tools, and other items prevents litter from accumulating on Catawba County’s roadsides.”

Tarp Awareness Week is a community-wide environmental education awareness program created by Keep Catawba County Beautiful, Republic Services and Catawba County Utilities & Engineering. For more information, contact Amanda Kain at (828) 465-8217.