Litter on street

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RALEIGH – The N.C. Department of Transportation said crews, contractors and volunteers have now collected more than 4 million pounds of litter from roadsides this year, including the ongoing Litter Sweep.

“Only a week in, and already the Spring Litter Sweep has helped tremendously in keeping our roadways clean,” Transportation Secretary Eric Boyette said. “Keeping North Carolina clean requires everyone to do their part, whether that’s volunteering in the ongoing litter sweep or simply securing your load when you drive.”

NCDOT reports the agency and its partners have removed 4 million pounds of litter since Jan. 1 and more than 1 million pounds since April 1.The sweep continues through April 24.

NCDOT’s Sponsor-A-Highway Program allows businesses, organizations and individuals to sponsor litter removal along roadsides. NCDOT also partners with more than 120,000 participants in the Adopt-A-Highway Program, where volunteers pledge to clean a section of highways at least four times a year.

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