The annual Adopt-A-Highway fall litter sweep is next month and the North Carolina Department of Transportation needs volunteers to help clean up trash along roads.
To join the cleanup set for Sept. 11-25, sign up using the online form. Volunteers can request cleanup supplies such as trash bags, gloves and safety vests from NCDOT county maintenance offices.
Volunteers from area businesses, schools, nonprofits, churches, municipalities, law enforcement and community groups help remove litter from roadsides every April and September during the NCDOT-sponsored cleanups.
“Since this year began, NCDOT and our partner organizations have picked up more than eight and a half million pounds of litter,” said State Roadside Engineer David Harris in a statement. “We need everyone’s help to keep that momentum. 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.”
All volunteers are encouraged to follow proper COVID-19 safety guidance. This includes wearing face masks and gloves at all times and keeping 6 feet apart from other volunteers. Anyone who has been recently diagnosed with or exposed to COVID-19 should refrain from participating.
For more information, visit the Litter Sweep web page or call 919-707-2970.