Litter Enforcement Grant

Application Open: October 15
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)


2022 Grant Winners

County Organization Award
Aiken Aiken County Code Enforcement $6,500.00
Bamberg Bamberg County Code Enforcement $5,715.00
Dillon City of Dillon $6,500.00
Georgetown City of Georgetown Public Works Department $1,252.00
Horry City of Myrtle Beach $6,500.00
York City of Rock Hill Code Enforcement  $4,000.00
Sumter City of Sumter $4,805.00
Dorchester Dorchester County Public Works / Solid Waste $2,901.00
Orangeburg Orangeburg County $4,027.00
Marion Marion County $3,645.00
State South Carolina Litter Control Association $10,000.00
Sumter Sumter County Public Works $3,760.00
Lexington Swansea Police Department $1,500.00
Greenville Travelers Rest Police Department $6,500.00

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