North Carolinians it’s time to turn our attention once again to keeping North Carolina Beautiful….
What makes NC beautiful? We do… and twice a year the The N.C. Department of Transportation sponsors Litter Sweep. This year the event is scheduled for Sept. 17 to Oct. 1.
Just what is it? Litter Sweep are volunteers that go out and help to clean up North Carolina roadsides. Here in North Carolina we are working hard towards becoming a litter-free state.
What do they do? In the spring of this year volunteers were responsible for removing more than 1.6 million pounds of roadside litter ~ that’s a lot of soda cans and cigarette butts!!
Litter Sweep volunteers will help support the the NCDOT maintenance crews, Adopt-A-Highway groups, N.C. Department of Correction inmate crews and community service workers who all participate in cleaning up our roadways.
Don’t litter. It’s not just a campaign slogan. Littering in NC can cost you big time. It’s an illegal offense that if you are found guilty you could be fined up to $2,000, receive a point on your drivers license, AND be sentenced to community service work. Do it again and those fines double!
If you or your organization would like to volunteer here in the Triangle contact;
Office of Beautification Programs
1540 Mail Service Center Raleigh, NC 27699-1540
Phone: (919) 715-3188 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting (919) 715-3188 end_of_the_skype_highlighting Fax: (919) 715-2554
Do you ever see someone who has forgotten ‘NOT to litter’? Ever wish there was something you can do? Well there is. In NC you can Swat-a-Litterbug.
Here’s what the Swat-a-Litterbug program asks us to do;
* E-mail: On-line Swat-A-Litterbug form to report a litterbug (click here)
* Call 800-331-5864 and ask for a Mail in the Swat-A-Litterbug card*
* Call our Customer Service Office at 1-877-DOT-4YOU (1-877-368-4968)
The offender with receive notification of their littering offense. They will be reminded of the penalties for littering, and urged to stop littering and encouraged to help keep NC beautiful.
We all can do something to keep America Beautiful. Here’s how we do in the Carolinas…