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Litter Prevention
Frequently Asked Questions
My neighbor has furniture and other bulk items in front of their house, who can I call to have it removed?

All litter related calls are handled by our Litter Prevention Coordinator at 864.467.7289.

I'm tired of seeing trash on the side of the road, what can I do?

Please call our County Litter Prevention Coordinator at 864.467.7289 to find out how you can become a volunteer with our Adopt a Road program or get information about other programs.

How much does it cost to participate in the Adopt A Road program?

Participating in the Adopt A Road program is on a volunteer basis and is completely free. Litter is a social problem that affects us all. It's up to us as a community to come together to end litter. Will you do your part?

What do I do with my electronic waste items such as televisions and computers?

All E-waste items such as this must be brought to one of our Residential Waste and Recycling Centers. For more information such as locations and hours click here.

What type of litter can I report?

Any type of litter can be reported. Commonly littered items listed on the reporting form include:

  • Cigarettes (lit or unlit)
  • Food or beverage items
  • Paper or cardboard
  • Drink containers such as paper or plastic cups, aluminum cans, glass bottles, etc.
  • Syringes

Why should I report litter being discarded or blown from a motor vehicle?

Littering from motor vehicles is the major contributor to roadside and community litter. Litter can cause significant environmental harm and is a serious environmental offence. Roadside and community litter is unsightly and cleaning it up poses a significant cost to local governments and the community. Litter does not only impact the environment, it also effects your wallet. Litter can cause property values to decrease and taxes to increase which impacts the entire community.

Why do I have to provide my personal details when making a report?

Greenville County is now issuing penalty notices based on public reports and you are a witness to the offense of littering from a motor vehicle. Greenville County may need to contact you if the offender elects to have the matter dealt with in court. If this is the case, you may be required to attend court as a witness to the offence.

Who will have access to my details?

Greenville County will have access to your details, and will not release your details to anybody outside the county unless the matter is to be dealt with in court.

What are the state penalties for littering in South Carolina?

The minimum fine is $200 plus court assessments. The Maximum fine is $1,087 plus court assessments.

Guilty convictions can lead to jail time between 30 days to one year. The court will also impose community service litter clean-up hours.

$200 is the minimum fine in South Carolina for littering any amount less than 15 pounds, plus court costs and a minimum of 15 hours of litter gathering labor.

For any amount of litter over 15 pounds and less than 500 pounds, there is a $200-$500 fine, mandatory community service, and a possible prison sentence not to exceed 90 days.

Penalties for ILLEGAL DUMPING or the deposit of a collection of litter or garbage in an area not intended for that use, has a fine of $1,000, and a minimum of 15 hours litter-gathering labor.

In South Carolina, there is a 100% assessment on all state litter tickets, plus court fees.



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