Who is responsible for maintaining litter-free roadways in Charleston?
This is a question with many answers. Did you know in South Carolina there are over 60,000 public road miles? SCDOT maintains over 41,000 miles of those roadways. The remaining miles are maintained by local governments, private businesses or individuals.

If you are not sure who maintains a roadway near you check out the SCDOT link. http://www.scdot.org/default.aspx

Each entity uses their own contractor to maintain roadways. The City of Charleston's ‘Gateway Maintenance’ contractor is required to pick-up and remove all litter prior to mowing, and we have experienced full compliance from him over the past six years.

If you would like information on Adopt-a-Highway please visit the Community Pride website, http://communityprideinc.com/.

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1. Is littering illegal?
2. I saw someone throw litter out of their car. Who do I report this to?
3. How do I report Graffiti?
4. Who do I contact about trash left out or similar code enforcement issues?
5. What can I do about pet waste issues?
6. What is a snipe sign?
7. What are the hours of the Bees Ferry Landfill?
8. What is my garbage collection day? What is my recycling day?
9. How do I set up recycling? What can I recycle?
10. Can I recycle my phone books?
11. I need to complete some community service. Can I work with Keep Charleston Beautiful?
12. Can you speak to my community group about litter?
13. How do I schedule a School presentation?
14. How do I plan an event in a park?
15. Who is responsible for maintaining litter-free roadways in Charleston?
16. What are the rules for the City's fenced dog runs?
17. What is 10,000 Trees for Charleston?