Since 1988, Adopt-A-Highway volunteers have been cleaning up litter along South Carolina highways. PalmettoPride is excited to bring Adopt-A-Highway into our Pickup program. Adopt-A-Highway fits into our mission of eradicating litter and promoting beautification in our great state.
South Carolina has beautiful landscapes – from the lush green mountains to the coastal waterways. Our communities are surrounded by lakes, rivers, mountains, farmlands, national forests and state parks. We live here, work here and play here.
Litter has been reduced by 59% over the past ten years. Unfortunately, though, there are still people who insist on littering. Our state and local governments do not have the resources available to clean up the litter on our roadways. Our wonderful volunteers are invaluable to keeping our state clean. Clean communities are safe communities. Clean communities are good for tourism and economic development. Clean communities are a source of pride for all of us who call South Carolina home.
We look forward to making your experience with Adopt-A-Highway worthwhile and fun!
Safety • Caution
Lt. Jeremy Chapman of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office spoke to the Walhalla Lions Club at the Library in October. One matter of note for KOBA littler pickup volunteers:
Apparently "shake and bake" methamphetamine manufacturers will use 32 oz plastic drink bottles to make meth, and sometime discard the bottles, containing a toxic chemical sludge, on the roads/highways. He cautioned against anyone picking up, handling, or opening such bottles. If found, the location of such bottles should be reported immediately to the sheriff or local police for safe pickup. For more and better info, contact Lt. Chapman.
While on your litter patrols, steer clear of any items that look suspicious. Be safe out there!