Litter pickup and prevention

We oversee many of Washington's litter pickup, prevention, and grant programs, inlcuding:

  • Ecology Youth Corps
  • Community Litter Cleanup Program grants
  • Funding for other state agencies
  • The state’s litter prevention campaign

Washington's litter programs and partnerships

We lead a partnership of state, county, and local agencies to keep Washington’s roads and highways clean, pick up illegal dumps, and prevent people from littering in the first place. In 2020, Ecology-funded programs picked up over 4.5 million pounds of litter and cleaned 21,581 miles of road, statewide.