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Energy and Environment Cabinet

Division of Waste Management
Recycling and Local Assistance Branch

Litter Abatement

In 2015, county and city governments removed 515,191 bags of litter on 170,478 miles of roadways. Most of the items found on roadways are plastic bottles and food containers.

grant Program

Litter abatement grant funding is available to county and city governments. The deadline to apply for 2017 funding is Nov. 1, 2016.  The application, reporting forms and other useful links are provided below:

The following documents are not required but are provided solely for the information and convenience of the grant recipients in tracking program activities and expenditures:

Did your county or city receive a litter abatement grant?

Contact your county solid waste coordinator or judge/executive if a county road has a litter problem.  Contact your mayor if a city road has a litter problem.
Criminal Littering Statutes:

Additional information on litter is provided in the DWM Annual Report for 2014.