The Adopt-A-Highway statewide litter cleanup program originally began as pilot project in Beaufort County, and has since expanded to all 46 counties. PalmettoPride assumed management of the successful program of more than 2,500 local volunteer groups from the South Carolina Department of Transportation in 2012. 

PalmettoPride has been in operation in South Carolina since 2001. The non-profit organization works with Keep America Beautiful affiliates, community groups, schools, governments and concerned citizens to initiate cleanup events, education events and beautification projects. Their programs have reduced litter by 59 percent. Volunteers have removed more than 27 million pounds of trash and recyclables from South Carolina communities, waterways and forests. PalmettoPride is responsible for daily communications with county coordinators and local SCDOT offices, marketing, recruiting more groups and planning all special events for the program. SCDOT is responsible for picking up bags after cleanups and maintaining sign production and maintenance.

For more information on Adopt-A-Highway, please contact Caroline Dolbey at or 843-255-2734.

2019 End-of-Year Adopt-A-Highway Newsletter

How to Form an Adopt-A-Highway Group

To form an Adopt-A-Highway group, fill out the Adopt-A-Highway Agreement Form and return to Caroline Dolbey, or 843-255-2734.