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Statewide Litter Sweep Underway

​The 2024 Spring Litter Sweep is underway. The initiative runs from April 13-27​. ​​​Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roadways.

In addition to volunteers, NCDOT maintenance crews devote one week of their time to pick up litter and collect orange bags placed on the roadsides by volunteer pickups.
Volunteers are provided cleanup supplies, such as reversible orange/blue trash bags, gloves and orange safety vests,​ from their local NCDOT County Maintenance Yard office.

Those interested in taking part in the cleanup should reach out to your local litter management coordinator to get started. You can also check out the Litter Sweep webpage for all of the details on this event.