Trash along Sunset Drive, Ocracoke. Photo: C. Leinbach

The N.C. Department of Transportation is seeking volunteers to help clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep from April 16 to 30

Each April and September, NCDOT asks volunteers to help remove litter from roadsides.

Volunteers are provided with clean-up supplies such as trash bags, gloves and safety vests from local NCDOT county maintenance yard offices. No sign-up is required.

“Last year, NCDOT and our partner organizations picked up more than 13 million pounds of litter,” said State Roadside Engineer David Harris. “The Litter Sweep is a great opportunity to keep that momentum going and get your friends and family outdoors. Just a few hours volunteering can make a huge difference.” 

For more information about the sweep, or to contact a maintenance office for supplies, visit  

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