Litter pickup

Every year in Washington, more than 12 million pounds of litter is tossed and blown onto roadways. Another 6 million pounds ends up in parks and recreation areas. Litter is an eyesore. It harms wildlife and the environment, and puts motorists at risk.

An Ecology Youth Corps litter crew works by a highway, alongside a pile of full litter bags and a new

Litter pickup statistics

Ecology-funded litter pickup programs collected more than 5.1 million pounds of litter and cleaned 21,423 miles of road, statewide, in 2021. See how much litter crews picked up in your area.

Statewide results

Regional and county results

  • Northwest region — Island, King, Kitsap, San Juan, Skagit, Snohomish, and Whatcom counties
  • Southwest region — Clallam, Clark, Cowlitz, Grays Harbor, Jefferson, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Pierce, Skamania, Thurston, and Wahkiakum counties
  • Central region — Benton, Chelan, Douglas, Kittitas, Klickitat, Okanogan, and Yakima counties
  • Eastern region — Adams, Asotin, Columbia, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Lincoln, Pend Oreille, Spokane, Stevens, Walla Walla, and Whitman counties