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Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful: Swat-A-Litterbug​

Litter prevention starts by raising everyone's awareness of North Carolina’s litter laws that improperly disposing trash of any kind can be illegal.
Not only is it unsightly, litter costs millions of dollars to clean up and can have a negative impact on tourism and how people perceive the state while they travel through it.

Do you want to report a litterbug? Contact us at  or contact  NCDOT SWAT-A-LITTERBUG directly and complete their online form

Please provide the following information:
License Tag Number
  • Date
  • Time
  • Location; and
  • Brief description of what type littering occurred (cigarette butt, fast food wrappers, construction materials, etc.)

Once reported, a letter is generated to the vehicle owner from the State of North Carolina Department of Transportation explaining why litter is illegal (creates a safety issue; is extremely unsightly and is very expensive to get rid of). 

Get involved to Keep Mecklenburg Beautiful!


Office Location:

2145 Suttle Avenue
Charlotte, NC 28208


Hours: Disposal Site Hours Mon-Sat  7 a.m. - 4 p.m.


General Inquiries
311 or 980-314-3867

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