Update: Based on a forecast for bad weather, Think Clean Raleigh has been postponed to Saturday, May 22. Thank you to all of the volunteers who registered for the original April 24 event to help pick up roadside litter! You will receive an email from our partner, Activate Good, inviting you to re-register for the new date.
If there are open slots available for volunteers we will post signup details next week.
“Reports of roadside litter in Raleigh have been increasing, and it’s a major concern for me, our Council members, and the public. So come be part of the solution," said Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin. “I can’t think of a better time than Earth Day for all of us to come together at different sites throughout the city, roll up our sleeves, and tackle trash.”
Volunteers will work in groups of approximately 15 people, each lead by team leaders who will guide the day’s efforts. City crews from several departments – Transportation, Solid Waste Services, Police, Fire and Water – will be on hand for safety and support.
Litter Pickup Sites
Based on community reports of litter problems and a Department of Transportation review, a road in each of the City’s five districts have been identified for litter pickup:
• District A – Bush Street
• District B – Brentwood Road
• District C – East Lenoir and East Davie Streets
• District D – Gorman Street
• District E – Crabtree Valley Avenue
Useful Information and Tips
- Wear outdoor attire and boots or close-toed shoes. Masks, gloves and garbage bags will be provided. Please remember to socially distance!
- Think Clean Raleigh coincides with the final day of NCDOT’s Clean Sweep initiative to collect litter along state roads. To report a roadside litter problem, first please see map to identify whether it is a State- or City-maintained road Raleigh’s Transportation Department offers tips to help prevent litter.
- Anyone who unable to join us at the event s encouraged to help pitch in and pick up litter wherever they may be.