The Great South Carolina Cleanup 2021


Every spring, PalmettoPride and Keep South Carolina Beautiful, in partnership with Keep America Beautiful, Inc., coordinate the Great South Carolina Cleanup, a localized cleanup, beautification and community improvement program.

“In South Carolina, we promote litter pickup events all year long, but we love highlighting this national endeavor as it connects us to communities across the country,” said Sarah Lyles, Executive Director of PalmettoPride. “Plus we have the best local KAB affiliates and this campaign puts a spotlight on them.”

During the GSCC, local Keep America Beautiful affiliates will be hosting volunteer cleanup and planting events in their communities.

PalmettoPride is encouraging citizens to get involved in local events or plan their own cleanups. This is a great time to gather neighbors, friends, colleagues and family members to work together towards a common goal: a litter-free SC.


The Great South Carolina Cleanup is happening now – March through June. PalmettoPride is focusing on the week of April 15-21 leading up to Earth Day.

Special events to look for:

The kickoff of this campaign will take place on April 17, 2021, with Lt. Gov. Pamela Evette and Friends of the Reedy River. Details to follow.

On April 22, Lt. Governor Evette, the Girl Scouts and PalmettoPride will have a press conference at the State House to kick off the “Clean Up South Carolina” campaign with the Girl Scouts Mountains to Midlands and of Eastern South Carolina.

Also on April 22, PalmettoPride will participate in the PowerPlant SC project spearheaded by the SC Floodwater Commission.

The Great American Cleanup is recognized as the nation’s largest cleanup event, millions of residents across the country take part in this springtime campaign to clean up and beautify communities all across America.

How to participate:

We encourage individuals and groups to pick an area and plan a cleanup event. We have “how to” guides and safety guidelines to help your group plan a safe and fun event.

Supplies are free to all groups participating in the Great South Carolina Cleanup. Fill out the signup form on our website at www.palmettopride.orgor contact

For more information, contact PalmettoPride, at 877-725-7733 or



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