The Tarp Program provides for the free distribution of tarps by enforcement officers and government officials to the driving population of Rome and Floyd County in order to decrease the amount of litter from uncovered truck beds.
KRFB wants to be proactive in litter prevention. “Free” is key to the success of this program. To date, Keep Rome Floyd Beautiful has spent over $3,000 to make free tarps available to the driving public – a drop in the bucket compared to the millions spent each year in picking up roadside litter.
Approximately 94,000 people live in Floyd County, 36,000 of whom are City residents. Our specific target audience includes pickup truck drivers and employees of businesses and industries involved in construction. According to Floyd County Tag Office estimates, approximately 90,000 vehicles are registered in the county. A large percentage of that estimate includes pickup trucks.
By covering truckloads properly, the physical community can be spared the ugliness caused by roadside litter. By halting offending vehicles, the community of enforcement officials and landfill operators becomes increasingly familiar with state and local litter ordinances and is more comfortable enforcing those statutes. And finally, the driving community becomes more aware of its responsibility to secure truckloads or clean out truck beds before driving. We hope to effect a positive change in all of these communities with this tarp program.