The amount of money the county will pay as an incentive for residents to pick up bags of litter on county roads was increased a second time by the Board of Supervisors on Monday in hopes of attracting interest.

Supervisors approved a new pilot litter program for Neshoba County in February but so far, there has been little interest shown. The board increased the amount from 50 cents a bag for litter to $1 a bag in March. On Monday, they raised the amount to $2 a bag.

District 3 Supervisor Jerry Goforth asked the board to approve the increase saying no one is taking advantage of the program.

“It takes a good bit of walking to fill a bag,” Goforth said.

District 4 Supervisor Allen White asked if the county could pick up litter on state highways. County Administrator Jeff Mayo told White that county funds could not be used on state highways.

Goforth hopes the additional money will be an incentive for a school or an organization.

“It would not only get the kids involved but get them some money, too,” he said.

The county has allotted $2,000 through the county Road Department for the pilot litter program.

“That will get us 1,000 bags of trash,” White said of the $2 bag incentive.

Supervisors in February named Tommy Hunter, a sanitation employee, to serve as litter control director.

Eligible residents for the pilot program would be assigned a road based on observations from supervisors.

“Residents will be given trash bags to put the litter in. They will be left on the side of the road when filled,” Mayo said earlier. “Tommy would then come out, document how many bags and then dispose of them.”

Residents participating in the litter program would be required to sign a waiver and wear reflective vests while participating.

Supervisors earlier authorized the purchase of two surveillance cameras for use by the Sheriff and Road departments to monitor illegal dump sites in the county and to prosecute anyone caught dumping.

Mayo told the board on Monday that he was still looking at different camera options.

The cameras will be strategically located in problem areas to help with litter to prevent it from clogging culverts, creeks and streams, Mayo said.

Interested persons may apply for the litter program at the County Unit Facility on the Mississippi 15 bypass.