COPS Community Cleanup
Sheriff Rex Coffey said the CCSO is committed to enforcing littering laws, and the agency has a long tradition of addressing illegal trash dumping problems. “The COPS Unit and Charles County Teen Court have participated in many clean-up events and our VICS program at the detention center has assigned offenders to litter pickup for years,” said Sheriff Coffey.
Discarding garbage that weighs more than 100 pounds can be subject to hefty fines, starting at $12,500 or higher, and a year in jail or more, depending on the size and weight of the item. Anyone who sees this type of littering in progress is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (301) 932-2222. People with other concerns about littering should contact the Charles County Government at (301) 932-3599.