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Volunteers Needed for Spring Litter Sweep

Volunteers from Duke Forest removed 20 bags of trash. The 2020 Spring Litter Sweep is April 11-25. Photo: NCDOT

Volunteers across the state are needed to help clean up trash along roads from April 11-25 during the North Carolina Department of Transportation’s annual Spring Litter Sweep.

Each April and September, the department seeks volunteers from local businesses, schools, nonprofits organizations, churches and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina’s roads clean.

Volunteers wanting to participate should contact their local litter management coordinator.

“Every day, more people make North Carolina their home or do business here,” said David Harris, NCDOT’s Roadside Environmental engineer in a release. “With that, comes increased litter and trash on our roads. We need others to help us keep our state beautiful and safe, and it starts with each of us doing our part.”

Volunteers wear gloves and safety vests and are given cleaning supplies such as reversible orange and blue trash bags.

Visit the Litter Sweep webpage for more information. Questions can be directed to Litter Management at 919-707-2970

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