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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​In 2021, county and city governments removed 614,674 bags of litter on 146,900 miles of roadways. Most of the items found on roadways are plastic bottles and food containers.

Litter Abatement Grant Program

Division of Waste Management Seeks Applications for Illegal Open Dump Cleanup, Litter Abatement Grants

The Energy and Environment Cabinet’s (EEC) Division of Waste Management (DWM) is calling for grant applications for two of its signature programs, illegal open dump cleanup and the cleanup of litter along public roads.

“Two of the most successful grant programs we have the honor of participating in, the Illegal Open Dump Grant has funded the cleanup of 2,749 dump sites since 2006, and the Litter Abatement Grant has assisted every single county maintain the scenic beauty of our roadways," said EEC Secretary Rebecca Goodman.​

Litter cleanup grant awards are awarded based on a formula that considers road miles, total population and rural population in each county. For dump cleanup grants, counties request specific amounts based on estimated dump costs.

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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:

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