Litter Enforcement Grant

Application Open: October 1
Submission Deadline: December 1
Award Announced: January 15


Litter control, law enforcement and code enforcement departments/organizations in South Carolina are eligible to apply for these funds. No organization will be awarded more than one Litter Enforcement Grant per funding cycle. Joint projects are only eligible for one grant award.

All grant recipients will be required to participate in the Zero Tolerance for Litter Campaign.

Prior grant recipients who are not in compliance with grant requirements will be deemed ineligible to receive funds.

LEVELS OF FUNDING:             

The Enforcement Grant is a competitive grant that provides litter control and enforcement agencies with up to $6,500 for the purchase of equipment and resources for use in litter control cases.

Eligible grant activities may include any combination of the following:

  • Equipment (i.e. surveillance cameras, laptops, binoculars)
  • Tarp campaigns
  • Illegal dumpsite remediation and removal
  • Heavy duty or OSHA materials for litter removal
  • Supplies for large on-going litter cleanups (i.e. monthly cleanups, assign-a-highway, community service)
  • Litter pickup safety signs
  • Conferences/Travel (up to $1,500)

In-Kind Donations:

  • Illegal Dump Signs (without posts)
  • Litter cleanup supplies
  • Tarps
  • Trash bags (PalmettoPride green bags)


2023 Grant Winners

County Organization Award
Aiken Aiken County Code Enforcement  $6,500
Beaufort Beaufort County Solid Waste and Recycling  $6,500
Greenville City of Greenville, Department of Public Works, Solid Waste Division  $6,500
York City of Rock Hill  $4,500
Sumter City of Sumter  $6,500
Lexington County of Lexington  $6,500
Orangeburg County of Orangeburg  $3,963
Dorchester Dorchester County Public Works / Solid Waste  $2,500
Oconee Oconee County  $3,250
Beaufort Port Royal Police Department  $1,500
Charleston South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – Charleston  $6,500
Oconee South Carolina Department of Natural Resources – Unit 1A  $6,430
Spartanburg Spartanburg County Environmental Enforcement  $5,739
Lexington Town of South Congaree Police Department  $6,200
Dorchester Town of Summerville  $4,142

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