Don’t be trashy: Volunteer for the Spring Litter Sweep

RALEIGH – As spring starts, the N.C. Department of Transportation is gearing up for its annual Spring Litter Sweep from April 13-27.

The Spring Litter Sweep, one of NCDOT’s roadside litter removal initiatives, harnesses the power of community engagement to tackle the issue of roadside litter. During the two-week period, residents are encouraged to participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roads.

“We’re grateful for the dedication and enthusiasm of our volunteers who step up each year to participate in the litter sweeps,” said David Harris, NCDOT’s Roadside Environmental engineer. “Their commitment to helping us keep our roadsides clean is truly commendable. Their hard work and passion contribute to a cleaner, greener North Carolina for generations to come.”

In addition to volunteers, NCDOT maintenance crews devote one week of their time picking up litter and collecting trash bags that are filled by volunteers. People interested in volunteering during the Spring Litter Sweep can request gloves, safety vests and bags from their local county maintenance offices.

For those eager to lend a hand, simply reach out to your local litter management coordinator to get started.

Check out the Litter Sweep webpage for all the details.