• Adopt-a-Highway

    PalmettoPride is excited to welcome Adopt-A-Highway into our Pickup program!

  • Great American Cleanup

    The Nation’s Largest Cleanup Event Starting March 1 and Ending May 31

  • Awareness

    Empowering the people of South Carolina to take on greater responsibility for keeping their community clean.

  • Education

    We have a number of educational programs that engage school students in helping keep our state clean and litter-free.

  • Enforcement

    PalmettoPride and state law enforcement continue to fight litter by combining resources and enforcing litter laws statewide.

  • Pickup

    Working with the statewide Keep America Beautiful affiliates is vital to spreading our message into the local communities.

  • Grants Center

    Let PalmettoPride help you in the fight against litter, whether it’s Education, Awareness, or Enforcement.

  • Keep SC Beautiful

    The mission of KSCB is to empower individuals to take greater responsibility for enhancing their local community.

  • Just For Kids

    KIDS…helps us keep South Carolina clean while having fun. Check out the KidZone for games, resources, tools and more!


Welcome to PalmettoPride

South Carolina’s Legislative Initiative to Clean Up Litter

PalmettoPride is a non-profit organization formed by a legislative initiative to fight litter and help beautify South Carolina. PalmettoPride is continually working towards a clean South Carolina through four main focus areas: education, enforcement, awareness and pickup. Our volunteers have cleaned up over 27 Million tons of trash and we have successfully reduced litter on South Carolina interstates by 59%.

In response to the number of citizens concerned with the state of litter in South Carolina, PalmettoPride was created by Senator David L. Thomas and established in its original format by executive order under Governor Hodges in 1999.  It began as the Governor’s Task Force on Beautification and Litter aimed at bringing citizens and government groups together to eliminate litter. Read more »


Special thanks to all of our PalmettoPride Partners...