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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​North Carolina Litter Sweep is underway on roadsides across the state

The 2022 Fall Litter Sweep is taking place now through September 24 across North Carolina. NCDOT crews, contractors and volunteers have picked up 7.8 million pounds of litter since the year began. 

​​​Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roadways. 

“North Carolina is a wonderful place thanks to the thousands of volunteers who donate their time every year,” says David Harris, State Roadside Environmental Engineer. “The Litter Sweep is a great opportunity to get outdoors with family and friends and work alongside NCDOT to ensure North Carolina remains a beautiful place to live and work.”

In addition to volunteers, NCDOT maintenance crews devote one week of their time to pick up litter and collect orange bags placed on the roadsides by volunteer pickups.

Grab your safety vest and a trash bag to help clean up North Carolina. Volunteers are provided cleanup supplies, such as reversible orange/blue trash bags, gloves and orange safety vests,​ from their local NCDOT County Maintenance Yard office.

The Rotary Club of Franklin will be hosting a litter clean-up Saturday morning at 9 a.m. kicking off in the Shaller Optical parking lot for the Westgate Plaza Roadside. 

Visit the Litter Sweep webpage for more information.

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