Volunteers at Cary’s Fall Litter Sweep Oct. 10
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Are you or your kids interested in doing some volunteer work? On Oct. 10, Triangle residents are invited to help keep Cary clean and green. The Town’s Fall Litter Sweep will take place in rotating shifts 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., during which time participants will remove litter from streets, parks, greenways and neighborhoods. The Town provides all tools needed to safely collect recyclables and trash, and town employees return to the site to collect trash and recycling for proper disposal. NOTE: The Fall Litter Sweep was originally scheduled for Oct. 3 but was rescheduled to Oct. 10 due to inclement weather. Shift schedules and sites remain the same on Oct. 10 as they were for the Oct. 3 date.
Last year’s Fall Litter Sweep drew 347 volunteers who collected 5,595 pounds of litter from Cary’s streets, trails, streams and parks. Due in part to the efforts of Town of Cary volunteers, North Carolina ranks third in the nation for pounds of litter collected during biannual litter sweeps. The Town’s Fall Litter Sweep is also part of the statewide initiative by Big Sweep, an award-winning nonprofit supporting litter sweeps across the state since 1987.
In the event of inclement weather, volunteers should call 919-469-4301 for updated information; updates will also be posted at facebook.com/CaryItGreen. For more information, search “Spruce” at townofcary.org or call 919-469-4301.
Browse our roundup, Volunteer and Community Service Opportunities in the Triangle, to find more opportunities for your teens and kids to get involved.
This post was updated Oct. 5, 2015