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Zero Tolerance for Litter is a joint initiative of the South Carolina Litter Control Association, statewide law enforcement agencies and PalmettoPride to heighten awareness of the litter laws in South Carolina. This public awareness event unites law enforcement officers from municipalities to state agencies in a two-part mission: to enforce the state litter laws and to educate the public on the effects of litter.
Law enforcement agencies plan their own local Zero Tolerance activities. Activities can range from targeting illegal dumping to helping community groups with cleanups. Officers can fill out their reports online by clicking here.
PalmettoPride’s Enforcement Committee includes law enforcement and code officers from around the state including Sheriff’s Departments, Police Departments, Litter Control, Highway Patrol and Public Safety officers to advise our organization on litter enforcement activities, needs, important legislative needs and many other important aspects to improve the quality of litter control practices in the state.
PalmettoPride offers different types of surveillance equipment, which enforcement agencies may borrow. With these cameras, enforcement officers have the tools necessary to keep an eye on “hotspots” in their jurisdiction. Borrowing agencies are required to send in report forms detailing the use of the cameras on litter cases. Contact Scott Morgan at PalmettoPride for more information on the program or any of the camera systems offered.
PalmettoPride consults with state and local governments and law enforcement agencies on creating community service programs that best fit the needs of the communities. Community service can come from several key areas including Magistrate Courts, Circuit Courts and Diversion programs. We have worked with several Circuit Court Judges on Assign-Highway is a litter pickup program involving the Circuit Courts, Probation and Parole and Litter Enforcement resulting in ongoing, roadside litter removal. Counties across the state are beginning to expand the use of Community Service options to clean up litter along the roadways.
Assign-A-Highway is a litter pickup program involving the Circuit Courts, Probation and Parole and Litter Enforcement resulting in ongoing, free roadside litter removal. Similar to community service , it utilizes probationers assigned to pick up litter as a condition of their probation. To download the full program description and instructions, click here.