Our PPW Maintenance and Operations Division responds to address litter on county roads.
Litter in the road This is our highest priority, and we will respond right away.
Roadside locations with a high volume of litter This is our second highest priority. We will respond as resources allow.
Scattered litter along the roadside This is considered a low priority. We respond as resources allow. Roads with scattered litter are good candidates for our Adopt a Road Program.
Small amounts of litter are picked up using one of our pickup trucks. For illegal dumping or locations with high volumes of litter, we typically send a backhoe and a dump truck.
Each of our four maintenance areas has a response truck scheduled each weekday. The one- or two-person team responds to reports of roadside litter, along with other issues such as potholes, sight distance concerns (such as overgrown vegetation), and dead animals.
We appreciate our partners who help us respond to litter on county roads.
Residences and Businesses
Many individuals and businesses pick up litter around their property and along nearby roads.
Volunteer groups pick up litter along roads and in our communities. Want to participate? Learn about our Adopt-A-Road Program. You can also Adopt a Highway through the Washington State Department of Transportation.
How can we help?
Pierce County wants to hear from you. Please select one of the following to talk to elected officials and staff, or to report problems in our community.