Crews have been busy placing “Keep Batesburg-Leesville Clean and Proud” signs up throughout Town in an effort to remind residents and visitors to keep our community beautiful.
As part of this year’s PalmettoPride grant, fifteen signs have been placed at Town parks and on entrance signs. Council Member Steve Cain brought the idea of installing signs to the Town Manager months ago to remind people of the importance of recycling and litter control throughout our community.
“Council Member Cain had a great idea to build on the progress made over the last three years by installing signs to promote opportunities for residents and visitors to recycle and reduce litter,” said Ted Luckadoo, Town Manager. “In the past, we focused on putting in place the bins needed to reduce litter and make recycling more accessible, now we begin focusing on changing habits.”
Mayor Lancer Shull added, “the Town has been laying a foundation over the last few years by accessing grant funds to provide the resources we need.” He noted, “publicly and privately, efforts have been made by individuals and groups to combat litter issues and blight, and it’s beginning to work.”
The Town will continue to apply for grants and seek opportunities to encourage residents and businesses to recycle, control litter, and reduce blight.