LG Team Contacts
Local Solid Waste Contacts
Illegal Disposal, Litter and Backyard Burning
N.C. Division of Waste Management: Illegal Disposal Frequently Asked Questions
DPPEA PAYT and Illegal Disposal Case Study
EPA Region 5 Illegal Dumping Prevention Guidebook
- contains general information about illegal dumping and guidance for developing a prevention program.
EPA Illegal Dumping Prevention Project Web site
N.C. Department of Transportation’s Beautification Program
– provides information on litter prevention, litter laws, the annual litter contest, the Swat-a-Litterbug Program and a downloadable litter activity book.
Keep America Beautiful’s Litter Prevention Page
– provides general information on litter, what can be done to prevent litter and a litter measurement tool to help communities assess their litter problem.
– a nonprofit organization that offers hands-on programs and funding to help educate citizens about the effect of their actions on the environment.
North Carolina Big Sweep
– a nonprofit organization that conducts year-round education to prevent litter and coordinates a yearly event, Big Sweep, to clean up watersheds.
– a nonprofit organization that promotes a healthy and clean environment through the character of “Auntie Litter” and comprehensive teaching strategies and tools.
North Carolina Session Law 2001-512
, An Act to Strengthen the Littering Laws
- North Carolina has joined this national program to report litterers. Encourage your state to join!
N.C. Division of Air Quality’s Open Burning information page
- Provides information on North Carolina’s Open Burning Rule and answers to frequently asked questions about open burning.
Backyard Trash Burning: The Wrong Answer
the Chlorine Chemistry Council fact sheet discussing air pollution from backyard trash burning.
- an informational Web site about backyard burning as a potentially large source of air pollution especially dioxins.
North Carolina Division of Pollution Prevention and Environmental Assistance
1639 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1639
(919) 707-8100 (877