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 our monthly cleanups click the links below:  

April 17 Harkers Island Rd

May 15 Hwy 70 Radio Island 

June 19 Hwy 70 Newport

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.  This will be a solo effort and students will be assigned busy sections of beach to clean.  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.  Solo Student Summer Cleanup (1)

The Fill My Bucket List Campaign wants to empower volunteers to get out and clean. For $30, volunteers get their own grabber, gloves and a bucket with a list of possible litter finds for volunteers to locate while completing their own clean-ups and participating in other Carteret Big Sweep events. Proceeds from cleanup kits sold will purchase additional supplies for group events. To order your personal cleanup kit visit

Orders will be taken through April 12.   An email will be sent with pickup  day and time.

Fill My Bucket