Riverbanks and PalmettoPride Partner to Ramp up Recycling

Guests visiting Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will soon notice more recycling bins located throughout the park. One-hundred additional containers will be placed in the Zoo and Garden with support from PalmettoPride. Riverbanks currently sells or uses approximately 188,580 plastic bottles, cans and glass bottles each year which amounts to nearly 600 pounds of waste that […]

Posted on December 9th, 2015

Keep South Carolina Beautiful Affiliates Receive Grants

PalmettoPride announces the FY 15-16 Keep South Carolina Beautiful grant awards to 22 local Keep America Beautiful affiliates in South Carolina. The grants will assist the affiliates initiate or maintain projects in litter reduction, waste reduction and beautification. Grant recipients are as follows: AWARD Affiliate $      8,000.00 KAB of Anderson County $      8,000.00 Keep Bamberg […]

Posted on December 9th, 2015

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9th Annual Francis Marion National Forest Cleanup

It’s time for our annual Francis Marion National Forest cleanup in Charleston and Berkeley Counties. The cleanup will be held on February 6 starting at 8am. Lunch and supplies will be provided by PalmettoPride. Individual volunteers, please meet us at Francis Marion National Forest Headquarters located at 2967 Steed Creek Rd. Huger, SC 29450. Call […]

Posted on November 24th, 2015

PalmettoPride Announces Clean Teams

Columbia, SC – PalmettoPride has created Clean Teams to provide South Carolina citizens with a framework to facilitate participation in long-term pickup efforts. Clean Teams expands on the organization’s Community Cleanup program by inviting groups to adopt special areas to monitor and pick up litter throughout the year. “We created Clean Teams to offer across-the-board […]

Posted on September 10th, 2015

Litter-Free Games

Win or lose, the home team is always left to pick up the pieces after high school sporting events. Used cups, dirty napkins, and greasy food containers litter the stands and concession area litter-free South Carolina is to prevent people from littering in the first place. South Carolina schools have committed to this goal through […]

Posted on September 1st, 2015

2016 Grant Applications Available

The 2016 grant cycle is now open. Applications for the 2016 Tree Grant and Litter Trashes Everyone Education Grant are now available on our grants page. You can find a list of all of our grants as well as the release dates for each grant here.

Posted on August 3rd, 2015

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Columbia, SC – Keep South Carolina Beautiful, a division of PalmettoPride, announces the certification of Keep Hanahan Beautiful as an affiliate of Keep America Beautiful, Inc. Keep Hanahan Beautiful (KHB) was formed as a committee through the City of Hanahan and its mission is to unite Hanahan in beautification, litter control & waste reduction. KHB […]

Posted on June 25th, 2015

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PalmettoPride hosted its annual Adopt-A-Highway awards luncheon today at Stone River in West Columbia, SC. Groups from around the state gathered to receive awards for volunteer litter pickup efforts. Adopt-A-Highway is a volunteer litter pickup program coordinated by PalmettoPride in partnership with SC Department of Transportation. In 2014, 24,751 volunteers from 1,904 groups picked up […]

Posted on April 20th, 2015


The Honorable Governor Nikki Haley proclaimed April as Zero Tolerance for Litter month during a press conference at the State House today. Surrounded by law enforcement officers from around the state, Governor Haley and fellow speakers Public Information Officer for Richland County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Curtis Wilson, Keep the Midlands Beautiful Executive Director Jacq Buck […]

Posted on April 2nd, 2015

PalmettoPride to Honor Art Contest Winners at State House

  PalmettoPride has announced its statewide Litter Trashes Everyone elementary school art contest winners. Winners will be formally presented with their awards by Governor Nikki Haley at the State House on April 23, 2015. The purpose of the art contest is to teach the students about the effects of litter and encourage positive behaviors in […]

Posted on March 26th, 2015