Volunteers pick up 4,080 pounds of litter

More than 100 volunteers picked up trash Saturday along the Saluda River, gathering an estimated 4,080 pounds of litter.

Those involved in the Beach Sweep/River Sweep cleanup collected 131 bags of litter and 73 bags of recyclable materials, according to a news release from Keep the Midlands Beautiful.

Unusual items included two grills, a fire extinguisher and an anchor.

Boy Scouts, Girl Scouts, members of the Irmo High School Earth Club and USC marine sciences students were among the participants.

-- Staff Reports