. - MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) – One of the few complaints from the 2015 Carolina Country Music Fest was the litter and garbage that overflowed from bins onto the ground.
That is hopefully going to be different in 2016. Crews will be getting out each morning of the festival when the sun rises and will be working all day to keep the trash under control.
City of Myrtle Beach staff and workers for Street Reach donned the orange vests and scoopers for the first time Friday morning.
There was a lot of trash leftover from Thursday, they said, but they're expecting even more as the festival is expected to see the most people starting Friday night through Sunday.
City officials said crews would be working during the event to keep garbage overflow to a minimum.
Recycling and trash cans line the perimeter and inside the site. Most of what crews saw on Friday, they said, were completely preventable messes.
"(It was) mainly cans. No bottles, thank God," said crew member Scott Maybard. "The thing is, it's a family beach. You've got to take care of nature too. That means people being responsible to get it in, and pick up what they do see, even if they didn't put it there."