Large illegal landfillProper storage and disposal of solid waste is a very important public health practice. The pictures on this page were all taken in Alamance County.

Please help us rid Alamance County of these types of Environmetal Health Problems.

Improper disposal and storage of solid waste can result in groundwater contamination, rodent and mosquito breeding, fire hazards, and injuries due to contact with corrosive chemicals and sharp objects.

Junk scattered all over a propertyTrash scattered all over a property in the woods











North Carolina Open Burning Rule

Backyard Burning

Did you know that burning trash is illegal and you could be fined up to $10,000 per day for burning trash?

Trash burning barrel



Want to Help Stop Roadside Littering?

The Swat-A-Litterbug Program is an educational effort administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) Office of Beautification Programs.

Littering North Carolina roadways is not an acceptable behavior – never has been! Some people simply need to be informed and reminded that their littering, whether deliberate or unintentional, can end with their personal commitment to stop.

In order to communicate to motorists who litter (litterbugs), NCDOT is asking every citizen to assist educational effort to ensure a cleaner and safer North Carolina roadway system.

Let them know when a person is littering by contacting their Office of Beautification Programs through the Swat-A-Litterbug process:

Upon receipt of the litterbug information, they will:

  • Notify the vehicle owner of the littering offense
  • Inform the vehicle owner of the penalties for littering
  • Urge the litterbug to stop littering

A formal notification is signed by the Colonel of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol (click here). This letter helps educate and remind citizens of their civic responsibility to protect the environment.

The Swat-A-Litterbug Program provides every citizen an opportunity to be an active participant in ensuring the roadways of North Carolina are kept clean, beautiful, and safe.

* To obtain Swat-A-Litterbug cards, call 1-800-331-5864.