Clean Sweep Program


It is the mission of the Clean Sweep Program to :

  • Eliminate littering and promote solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling through education and special events,
  • Encourage citizens of Craven County to implement sound waste disposal practices through education and Sweep events, and
  • To communicate with Solid Waste and local law enforcement agencies to stay informed of all pertinent ordinances and laws.

Committee Members

  • Pam Hawkins - Coordinator - 252-633-0397
  • Mailene Hollar- Secretary
  • Tom Glasgow
  • Pat Sager
  • Judi Lloyd
  • Joan Campbell
  • Billy Wilkes
  • Barbara Smith
  • David Cox
  • Michael Duffy
  • Roberta Randall
  • Michael Swain
  • Sharon Logan
  • Cyndi Mainor

Sweep Events

First Saturday of:
Little Sweep
MaySpring Sweep
AugustSummer Sweep
(*Rescheduled for November 5, 2022)
Big Sweep

For more information on how Sweep Events work, click here.

Sweep Details

On the Saturday of the event, Committee Members will be set up at the locations announced. Volunteer sign-up and supply pick up will begin at 9:00 am.  Volunteers can pick a pre-determined location, by the Committee, or choose their own location. Volunteers are encouraged to wear closed toe shoes, bring a bottle of water, and remember your sunscreen and bug spray. We ask that you leave the bags of trash you collected on the roadside, and we will arrange to pick them up.

Volunteers can also pick up supplies ahead of time by calling Pam Hawkins at 252-633-0397 or email at

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Spotlight - Clean Business of the Month

January 2023 CleanSweep BoM

The deserving recipient of the January 2023 Craven County Clean Sweep Business of the Month Award is Kirkman's Antique Mall on Highway 17 in Bridgeton. Besides having a treasure trove of fabulous finds at great prices, they keep their property meticulously maintained and free of litter! This business is run by a mother and daughter team and has been around for 20 years.

Pictured are Sharon Dority, Pat Sager of Clean Sweep Committee and Victoria Kirkman.

Thank you for doing your part to help keep Craven County clean!!

Submit a Nomination for Clean Business of the Month here.

Call the Soil and Water Conservation Department at 252-633-0397 or email Pam Hawkins for additional information.