The Swat-A-Litterbug Program is an educational effort administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Beautification Programs. Littering North Carolina roadways is not an acceptable behavior - never has been! Some people simply need to be informed and reminded that their littering, whether deliberate or unintentional, can end with their personal commitment to stop.
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In order to communicate this to motorists who litter (litterbugs), NCDOT is asking every citizen to assist them in their educational effort to ensure a cleaner and safer North Carolina roadway system.

Let them know when a person is littering by contacting the Office of Beautification Programs through the Swat-A-Litterbug process: Upon receipt of the litterbug information, they will:
  • Notify the vehicle owner of the littering offense
  • Inform the vehicle owner of the penalties for littering
  • Urge the litterbug to stop littering
This is an anonymous process.
A formal notification is signed by the Colonel of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (PDF). This letter helps educate and remind citizens of their civic responsibility to protect the environment.

The Swat-A-Litterbug Program provides every citizen an opportunity to be an active participant in ensuring the roadways of North Carolina are kept clean, beautiful, and safe.