CARTERET COUNTY, NC – In an effort to reduce the amount of roadside litter and debris, Litter Free Land and Sea, in partnership with Tractor Supply Co. of Morehead City, will be giving away tarps to residents to secure their truck and trailer loads. The program will focus on residents and small business owners who use their personal vehicles for hauling.
The tarp giveaway program is part of Carteret County government’s “Secure Your Load” campaign designed to help combat roadside litter and cut down litter in proximity to Carteret County Convenience Sites. The first 50 Carteret County residents that drop off their trash at the Hibbs Road convenience site at 800 Hibbs Road, Newport on Saturday, September 10 will be provided a free 8x10 foot tarpaulin. The free tarps are designed to be used by residents to secure their load when transporting to a convenience site.
“Carteret County takes pride in being a safe, clean, and attractive county where residents and businesses thrive, and visitors are impressed,” said Director of Economic Development, Michele Querry. “Our goal with this program is to reach, educate, and activate convenience center users to properly secure their load. We hope making these tarps available will encourage partnership to prevent roadside litter.”
Officials will also hand out brochures explaining to drivers what damage can be done by uncovered loads of trash. While commercial truckers usually know to have their loads covered, pickup truck owners are often not aware they need tarps.
Litter Free Land and Sea is a comprehensive litter campaign to address the ongoing litter issue within the county. The campaign is a county-led initiative designed to support volunteer cleanups, facilitate business engagement and communicate the efforts of waste contractors in an effort to maintain the beauty and cleanliness of Carteret County. You can find more information on our website at www.litterfreelandandsea.com.