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Volunteers needed for litter pick-up

Volunteers needed for litter pick-up
Posted on 10/04/2019

Keep America Beautiful of Nash and Edgecombe Counties is seeking volunteers for litter cleanup. According to Stephanie Collins, Keep America Beautiful coordinator, cleanup efforts are needed now more than ever as litter has increased along areas like US 301, Thomas A. Betts Parkway and more.

In addition to increasing litter, these highways, which are high visibility areas maintained by the NC Department of Transportation (NCDOT), no longer have litter pickup by contractors due to NCDOT budget constraints.

In order to prevent mowing over litter that has not been collected, the city of Rocky Mount is encouraging residents to participate in one or more of KAB’s volunteer programs, such as adopting a street or spot, the Twin Counties Big Sweep, Great American Cleanup or a one-time cleanup.

For more information about how you can become a KAB volunteer, helping to make the Twin Counties cleaner and more attractive, visit www.rockymountnc.gov/kab, or call 252-467-4960.