Litter Sweep - Biannual Statewide Roadside Litter Cleanup
Help beautify your community by volunteering locally to participate in the Governor proclaimed LITTER SWEEP to remove litter from North Carolina's roadways.
Litter Sweep is a statewide roadside litter cleanup drive sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT), and is administered by its Office of Beautification. Litter Sweep is usually scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September. For 2015, the Litter Sweep dates are April 18 to May 2 and Sept. 19 to Oct. 3.
Everyone's participation in Litter Sweep is needed in order to keep the state's roadsides free of litter. Participants are eligible to receive a certificate of appreciation and may enter the Unusual Litter Contest for cash prizes offered through Keep North Carolina Beautiful.
If you are interested in sponsoring a litter cleanup along North Carolina Interstate highways, please visit the Sponsor-A-Highway Program.
More About Litter Sweep:
- NCDOT maintenance crews devote one week of their time during Litter Sweep to pick up litter and collect orange bags from the roadsides once the groups have completed their cleanups.
- Volunteers can obtain obtain supplies such as orange trash bags, gloves, and orange safety vests from their respective local NCDOT county maintenance office. A phone listing of local NCDOT maintenance offices can be found in the Forms link below as can Litter Sweep safety and promotional materials.
For more information, please call the Litter Sweep Hotline (800-331-5864).
Litter Sweep Volunteer Cleanup Procedures
AAH Safety Video
Meth Lab Waste Recognition Video by the Colorado DOT (7.53 minutes).
Keep North Carolina Beautiful "Unusual Litter Contest"
KNCB Unusual Litter Contest Press Release.
KNCB Unusual Litter Contest Entry Form.
Litter Sweep and NC Department of Public Safety and the "Litter Free NC" campaign.
Senator Albertson's "Mean About Clean" Jingle Press Release
Download Our Mean About Clean Jingle