The month of April is South Carolina’s Zero Tolerance for Litter Month, which 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. Annually, the South Carolina General Assembly establishes the campaign through a Senate Resolution. The public awareness event is designed to encourage all law enforcement agencies to target littering, uncovered loads, and illegal dumping and the fines and penalties associated with these crimes.
Throughout the campaign, enforcement agencies across the state host events, such as tarp giveaways or educational events. All recipients of PalmettoPride’s Litter Enforcement Grant are required to participate in the campaign. In a statewide collaboration, agencies like the SC Department of Natural Resources, the SC Department of Public Safety, and the SC Forestry Commission all ensure the campaign is promoted within their respective law enforcement divisions.