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Volunteers Needed for Statewide Litter Sweep

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation is looking for volunteers for the Adopt-A-Highway Fall Litter Sweep, which runs Sept. 10–24.

Each April and September, the department calls on volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides. Volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches, and community groups play an important role in keeping North Carolina’s roads clean.

“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.”

Volunteers can request gloves, safety vests, and bags from their local county maintenance office during the sweep. People looking to participate should contact their local litter management coordinator.In Bladen County, the coordinator is Becky Walker at 910-788-5301 or click here for a contact form. Contact the maintenance office for supplies at 910-991-4080.

Visit the Litter Sweep webpage for more information.