Keep Charleston Beautiful staff can't be everywhere at once. We rely on City of Charleston citizens to help us identify areas that are in need of litter cleanup efforts. If possible, KCB will add the location to a the list of cleanup locations we provide to our interested volunteer groups. Not all locations within in the City of Charleston are maintained by City staff. Some locations happen to be private property, which we will redirect to the Livability Department, and some roadways are the maintenance responsibility of the County or the state (South Carolina Department of Transportation). In these instances, we will submit work order requests to the appropriate party to ensure they are aware of the issue.
To report a littered location, please use the public Google map below to document the location in need of cleanup. Clicking on the header of the map will open the map in a new tap to edit. Please do not delete items that have been added by other users. Providing as much information as possible in the description will help us in our efforts to identify areas in need of cleanup efforts. If you are not familiar with Google Maps and would prefer to email us the information, you can do so at GilletteJ@Charleston-sc.gov.
To report the physical act of someone littering, please do so through Palmetto Pride's Litter Busters Hotline 1-877-7LITTER (754-8837). You will need to report the location, time and the litterbug’s license number. The answering service is open 24/7 in an effort to make sure that the lines are always open. You can also report a violation using the form on the Palmetto Pride website. The litterbug will receive a letter from SCDMV informing him or her that they can’t get away with littering in South Carolina. The letter will explain that if a law enforcement officer had witnessed the littering, it could have resulted in a serious fine or even jail time. The letters are not a form of citation.