Volunteers remove nearly 400 pounds of trash

on Monday, 22 November 2021. Posted in Local News

A group from Mayo High School takes a break from picking up trash on Nov. 13.

Several groups of volunteers scoured the streets of Darlington on Nov. 13 to remove nearly 400 pounds of trash during the City’s Grab A Bag S.C. Litter Collection.

Students from Mayo High School Beta Club and Environmental Club and Darlington County Intervention School JROTC as well as members of the Darlington Garden Club, Mayor Curtis Boyd, City Council member Bryant Gardner, and grabbed a bag and picked up trash.

Roughly 60 bags of litter, two vehicle tires, several metal pipes, and concrete blocks amounted to more than 383 pounds of debris removed from the roadway. One pair of volunteers even dragged a mattress out of the ditch on one street – which was not counted in the weight total.

“With all the negativity and toxicity in the media, traditional and social, it was a breath of fresh air to see close to 40 young people being excited about making positive change in the community,” said Lisa Bailey, director of economic development and planning for the City of Darlington. “It’s amazing how much difference a few people can make.”

Grab A Bag SC is a statewide litter pickup challenge inspired by Lt. Governor Pamela Evette’s own experience picking up in her home community and even during her family vacations. The program encourages South Carolinians to grab a bag, rally friends and family, put on safety gear and head outside for a chance to enjoy the outdoors and make a difference in their communities. For more information on PalmettoPride or Grab A Bag SC, contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..