2-week push to take trash off NC roadsides begins - WSLS 10 NBC in Roanoke/Lynchburg Va

2-week push to take trash off NC roadsides begins

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RALEIGH, N.C. -

The state Department of Transportation is starting a two-week project to rid North Carolina's roadsides of litter.
    
Litter Sweep begins Saturday and concludes April 27.
    
Volunteers will be aided by DOT transportation crews, Adopt-A-Highway groups, N.C. Department of Public Safety inmate crews and community service workers. Last year, the groups removed more than 1.7 million pounds of roadside litter.
    
Those who find a unique piece of litter could win a cash prize in the Keep NC Beautiful Unusual Litter Contest.
    
Interested Litter Sweep volunteers should contact their local DOT county maintenance office to obtain cleanup supplies. Children between the ages of 12 and 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
    
Participants are required to watch a safety video and wear safety gear.

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