Litter Free NC Photos

From the State Driver's Handbook:
Keeping the Road Litter-Free
In North Carolina, littering is illegal. When litter is thrown from or blown from a vehicle, the driver of the vehicle is held responsible. If convicted, the minimum fine is $250, and the maximum fine is $1,000. Any second or subsequent offense within three years after the date of a prior offense is punishable by a fine of not less than $500 nor more than $2,000, if convicted.
Radio PSA
by First Sergeant Jeff Gordon


Highway Dangers

Unsecured Loads


Neighborhood Crime


A heavily littered neighborhood:

  • experiences more vandalism
  • attracts graffiti
  • reduces property values
  • makes people feel less safe





Environmental Safety

A Charlotte creek. Alamance County 

Other Roadside Litter

The Department of Transportation had to send two people March 17, 2015 to clean up these bags of clothes left illegally on the roadside of I-40 in Johnston County.  Cost to taxpayers:  $201.92.


Clean-up Efforts

Lake Crabtree County Park

Saturday, April 5, 2014, volunteers helped pick up trash around Lake Crabtree County Park near the Raleigh-Durham airport.  Eight bags were collected by four people in three hours.  A fresh loaf of bread, a pair of chaps, a neck rest, two syringes, about 27 kites, shoes and around 40 tennis balls, plus two softballs, several baseballs, golf balls, a football, basketball and wiffle balls, were among the items tossed or lost.  

The standard cigarette butts, drink bottles and cans, and food wrappers were also collected.