Record-Setting Amount of Litter Collected in NC this Year
North Carolina Department of Transportation crews, contractors and volunteers have collected more than 12 million pounds of litter from our state’s roadsides this year. That shatters the previous record amount of litter – 10.5 million pounds collected in 2019. DOT uses a variety of strategies to collect litter from the roadways. In addition to using state-owned work crews and contractors, North Carolina also depends on the Adopt-A-Highway program in which volunteers pledge to clean highways at least four times a year. Our state, by the way, utilizes the Swat-A-Litterbug app – a smartphone app that allows you to report a litterbug when you see one. For more information, you can visit ncdot.gov/litter.