Home > Departments > Departments R - Z > Solid Waste Management > Help Prevent Litter in Lexington County What You Can Do To Prevent LitterIf it’s trash, put it in the trashcan. If it’s recyclable, put it in the recycling bin. Make sure outdoor trash cans have lids than can be securely fastened. If you have curbside trash collection, don't overfill your rollcart or put loose trash in rollcart. If you have curbside recycling, be sure to close rollcart lid to prevent material blowing out. Bust a litterbug Take your trash and recyclables to a Collection and Recycle Center? Secure your load and tarp your truck. It’s not just a good idea; it’s the law. Cigarette butts are litter, too. If you smoke, carry and use a portable or pocket ashtray. Business managers, check dumpsters daily to see that top and side doors are closed. This prevents scavengers from spreading trash around the ground.