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Residents Can Report Littering with New App

Residents now can report litterers through a mobile-friendly web application hosted by the state Department of Transportation.

The new Swat-A-Litterbug app allows users to easily report when they see trash being thrown from a vehicle.

The owner of the vehicle will receive a formal notification from the North Carolina State Highway Patrol informing them about the littering offense, as well as the penalties for littering, and a note urging them to help keep North Carolina clean.

The Swat-A-Litterbug app will only be available through and any related shortcut links.

First time mobile users will be given a pop-up instruction on how to add a shortcut to their phone’s home screen. This will add an icon that, when clicked, will take users directly to the Swat-A-Litterbug form, according to the state Department of Transportation.

These instructions will also be available on the app’s settings page or watch a video with instructions on how to download the app.

NCDOT’s Swat-A-Litterbug Program has been in operation for over 30 years, allowing the public to take an active role in keeping North Carolina’s roadways clean. For more information on the program, visit the Swat-A-Litterbug webpage.

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