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Spring Highway Cleanups to Take Place

RALEIGH – The North Carolina Department of Transportation is calling on volunteers to help clean up our state’s highways.

The Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep April 13-27 is statewide, including along the coast, the state agency announced Monday. Volunteers should contact their county’s Litter Management Coordinators, who will help select an available stretch of state-maintained highway and can answer questions about the program.

Litter Sweep is the NCDOT biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative held the last two weeks of April and September. Volunteers from area businesses, schools, nonprofit organizations, churches and community groups work together to cleanup North Carolina’s roads.

Volunteers, Adopt-A-Highway groups and NCDOT employees in 2018 removed more than 500,000 pounds of litter during the spring litter sweep, the release states.

“North Carolina is a more beautiful place thanks to the thousands of volunteers who donate their time every year,” David Harris, State Roadside Environmental engineer, said in a statement. “We cannot do this alone, and their efforts ensure our state is a great place to visit and live.”

Volunteers are provided with cleanup supplies such as reversible orange and blue trash bags, gloves and safety vests from local NCDOT County Maintenance Yard offices.

Questions can be directed to Kim Wheeless at 919-707-2974.

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