Littering Littering is against the law and carries a sizable fine. The minimum fine for a first offense of littering is $250 with maximum fines going as high as $1000. Subsequent offenses can bring community service requirements and fines of up to $2000. If you see someone littering on the highway, you can call *HP and you will be connected to the nearest Highway Patrol dispatch center. You can also report litterbugs through the Dept. of Transportations's Swat-A-Litterbug Program. To learn more about preventing litter, go to Litter Free NC.