Litter prevention

We work with diverse partners across the state to promote litter prevention and secure vehicle loads for safer, cleaner highways and public areas. The Washington State Patrol, Washington Department of Transportation, and the Washington Traffic Safety Commission helped us develop and launch our new We Keep Washington Litter Free campaign in May 2021.

The first effort under We Keep Washington Litter Free focused on unsecured vehicle loads. The Secure Your Load for Safer Roads campaign includes statewide advertising, retail partnerships, emphasis patrols by the Washington State Patrol, messages on Washington State Department of Transportation highway signs, cargo net giveaway events in multiple counties, and more. This campaign runs annually in May and June.

We developed a robust Litter Prevention Partner Toolkit for local jurisdictions, and others, to help share important safety and litter prevention messages in their community. We are continuing to develop additional resources and strategies to address other littering behaviors. Preventing litter is a team effort and we need everyone's help to spread the word. See our campaign pages below!