Participate in the 2024 Spring Sweep!

spring sweep graphic with city of asheville logo

The 2024 Spring Litter Sweep is taking place April 13-27. Traditionally scheduled for the last two weeks of April and September, Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina’s roadways.

We invite you to lend a hand and enjoy physical and mental health benefits such as feeling a sense of accomplishment, getting exercise, enjoying the fresh air, meeting new people, and all that comes with living in cleaner surroundings.

Be sure to bring sunscreen, water, comfortable shoes, and work clothes that can get dirty. Gloves, safety vests, bags, and tools are provided.

How to Participate in Clean-Up Opportunities

Organize a DIY Community Clean Up

  • Asheville GreenWorks supports public clean ups as well as DIY cleanups, providing residents with supplies for roadside and neighborhood cleanups. More information regarding these events can be found on their website.

NCDOT Spring Litter Sweep 

  • Volunteers can sign up to participate in the NC Dept of Transportation Spring Litter Sweep. Visit for more info.

How to report litter

Community members are able to report roadside litter concerns through multiple platforms: 

Find out more information on City of Asheville Litter Programs