Scheduled Pickup Dates

On our quarterly cleanup dates listed below, the South Carolina Department of Transportation (SCDOT) will pick up bags of litter that are left on designated Adopt-A-Highway roads and the City of Columbia will pickup for Adopt-A-Street.  

Although these Saturdays are the designated litter pickup days, your group may pick up litter and leave bags anytime during the quarterly cleanup weekends listed below (Friday, Saturday or Sunday).  Please do not leave bags earlier than this as they tend to deteriorate and/or break open causing more litter.

2023 Dates:

  • Saturday, February 11, 2023
  • Saturday, May 20, 2023
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023
  • Saturday, November 18, 2023

2024 Dates:

  • Saturday, February 10, 2024
  • Saturday, May 18, 2024
  • Saturday, August 17, 2024
  • Saturday, November 16, 2024

In the case of substantial rain, the pickup will automatically be postponed until the following Saturday.


If your group is unable to participate on the scheduled pickup day, you may select another day but you must make plans to properly dispose of your trash bags after the pickup.  SCDOT will only pick up bags on the days listed above.