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3M Pounds of Roadside Litter Collected

The state Department of Transportation’s 2021 Spring Litter Sweep is April 10-24.​

About 3.1 million pounds of litter has been removed since Jan. 1 from roadsides by the North Carolina Department of Transportation crews, contractors and volunteers, officials announced Monday.

“This is great progress towards making North Carolina cleaner and safer,” said state Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette in a release. “But the real challenge will be sustaining these litter-free roadways. We must all work towards stopping litter at its source.”

North Carolinians can help keep state roads clean by joining in NCDOT’s Spring Litter Sweep from April 10-24.

Litter Sweep is NCDOT’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative, traditionally held ​​​the last two weeks of April and September. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roadways.

To participate in this month’s Litter Sweep, contact the NCDOT litter program coordinator in your county.

NCDOT hosts a Sponsor-A-Highway Program allows businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor litter removal along roadsides.

NCDOT also partners with the more than 120,000 participants in the Adopt-A-Highway Program, where volunteers pledge to clean a section of our highways at least four times a year

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