2014 Litter Sweep (Sept. 20 - Oct. 4)
Volunteers are needed to participate in the Governor's proclaimed LITTER SWEEP to remove litter from North Carolina's roadways. Help beautify your community by getting involved locally.
Participants are eligible to receive a certificate of appreciation and enter the Unusual Litter Contest for cash prizes.
The 2014 Litter Sweep safety and promotional materials are available through the "Forms" link below.
Call the Litter Sweep Hotline (800-331-5864) for more information.
About Litter Sweep:
- Litter Sweep is a statewide roadside litter cleanup drive sponsored by the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT). It is usually scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September. The NCDOT Office of Beautification administers the spring and fall Litter Sweeps. For planning in 2015, the Litter Sweep dates are April 18 to May 2 and Sept. 19 to Oct. 3, 2015.
- Volunteers can obtain pick up supplies as orange trash bags, that are reversible to blue bags (for items to be recycled) and also have a drawstring for closure, orange safety vests and gloves from their respective local NCDOT county maintenance office.
- 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 a cleanup.
- Everyone's participation in Litter Sweep is needed in order to clean up the increasing amount of roadside litter.
Governor's Proclamation as written: April 2, 2014.
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.
Senator Albertson's "Mean About Clean" Jingle Press Release
Download Our Mean About Clean Jingle