52 tons of trash removed from Myrtle Beach shores after 4th of July

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MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) — Myrtle Beach officials say beach-goers left behind a mountain of trash after the Fourth of July holiday — 52 tons, to be exact.

The debris included garbage and metal recycling, Parks Superintendent J.C. Blackhurst told the city’s Beach Advisory Committee on Wednesday. There was also a “significant amount of glass bottles,” which he said pose a danger to both beach-goers and those who work in the area.

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