North Carolina Department of Transportation

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About The Program

The N.C Department of Transportation's Swat-A-Litterbug Program is for educational purposes and encourages the public to report people who litter in an effort to help make North Carolina roadways cleaner. The program provides every individual an opportunity to be an active participant in reducing litter on North Carolina roadways.

The public can report those who litter by contacting NCDOT's Litter Management Section by using this app or calling 1-800-331-5864.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens after a report is filed?

Upon receipt of the reported information, NCDOT will mail the registered owner of the vehicle that was reported a notification that informs them about the littering offense, the penalties of littering and urges them to help keep North Carolina clean.

Where did my saved reports go?

Reports are saved to your web browser or your device.

If you have installed this app to your phone and you do not open it for a while, your phone may have cleared the memory to make room for something else.

Do not assume your saved reports will be saved forever. Submit your report as soon as you can.

Disclosure & Privacy

Public Disclosure

Government records in North Carolina are generally public in nature. The public policy of the state of North Carolina, as established by the N.C. General Assembly, is to "provide that, as a general rule, the public would have liberal access to public records."

Privacy Policy

When you use this application or visit NCDOT.gov to browse, read webpages or download information, the N.C. Department of Transportation automatically collects and stores only the following information:

  • The Internet domain and IP address from your device
  • The date and time you access this application
  • The pages you visit
  • If you linked to the application from a website, the address of that website

NCDOT uses this information to help make the this application and website more useful to visitors by learning how many visitors access the site and the types of technology they use.

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Reports can be saved to your browser or device. This button will clear all of them.

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You can be ready to report a litterbug no matter where you are.

  • For iPad & iPhone users, tap the share icon and pick Add to Home Screen.
  • For Android users, tap the settings icon and select Install App, or follow the on-screen prompt to install it.