CRISP CO., GA (WALB) - A South Georgia county is cracking down on litter with a new campaign that started Wednesday.
The Crisp County Sheriffs Office along with Keep Crisp Beautiful are working together to keep the area litter-free.
The “You Can’t Afford to be Trashy” campaign aims to educate people and eliminate the litter problem in the county.
“We’re seeing a lot of litter. We’re seeing a lot of illegal dumping that’s taking place so we want to raise awareness of how litter and waste affect the local environment. It affects businesses wanting to come to our community, it affects how we feel about our self,” said Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock.
Hancock said he’s training his deputies on how to spot illegal dump sites and litter.
Students in Crisp County High School's art class created all the artwork for the initiative.
Anti-littering books will also be donated to each school library and to the Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library.