Carteret Big Sweep

The mission of Carteret Big Sweep is to educate the public on litter and motivate them to take action by doing their part to remove litter one cleanup at a time before it can cause harm to humans, wildlife and the environment.

Carteret Big Sweep encourages year-round cleanups.  Trash escapes to the water and land all year and needs to be picked up before it can cause harm to humans and wildlife.  We are always looking for a few good men and women, young and old to help keep Carteret County looking good. Just ask us how you can get started.

To Sign Up for Carteret Big Sweep public cleanups click the links below:  

June 5 Harkers Island Harbor

June 19 Hwy 70 Newport

July 17 Hwy 24 Broad Creek

August 21 West Firetower Rd

The Summer Solo Clean-up program through Carteret Big Sweep is recruiting students to clean up litter from Memorial Day weekend through Labor Day weekend at beach accesses.  Many students are not able to get community service hours needed for classes, so Carteret Big Sweep is reaching out to students specifically.  Essentially, Carteret Big Sweep is doing two things to help our community: Providing community service opportunities, while advancing our cleanup efforts.  Students are being asked to commit a minimum of 25 volunteer hours between Memorial Day and Labor Day Weekend.  All equipment for a safe and effective cleanup will be provided.  This type of solo effort cleanup will provide needed social distancing, while allowing for cleanup efforts to continue. 

 Interested Volunteers should sign up here Student Summer Cleanup (1)