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Report Litter On/Near A Turnpike

Statewide toll-free number: 1-888-5-LITTER (or 1-888-554-8837)

In July 1997, the Oklahoma Turnpike Authority (OTA) and the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), Beautification Office began the Litter Hotline program. We established a toll-free number for Oklahomans to call and report highway littering incidents. Based on the information given by the callers, the owner of the car is sent a notice explaining that someone was seen littering from their car and asking them to join our effort to keep our state roadsides attractive. The letter is NOT a citation or a ticket, but simply a reminder that highway littering is illegal and costs our state $3.5 million each year. OTA/ODOT does not keep a record of letters sent and the information submitted by hotline callers is not released to individuals, organizations, or agencies. The letter is the only result of a litter hotline call.

The hotline has become very popular statewide, with the number of calls increasing during the spring and summer months. Callers must be able to provide:

  • The license plate number
  • A description of the vehicle
  • The time and location of the incident, including the city
  • The type of litter (i.e. cigarette butt, paper, etc.)

Without these pieces of information, OTA cannot send the letter to the litterer.

Littering is against the law and litterers can be fined from $200 to $2,000. Highway litter makes our roadsides unattractive and costs Oklahoma taxpayers millions each year to clean it up. Join the many Oklahomans working hard to keep our land grand!