Clean Sweep Program


It is the mission of the Clean Sweep Program to :

  • Eliminate littering and to promote solid waste reduction, reuse, and recycling through education and ordinance enforcement, 
  • Encourage citizens of Craven County to implement sound waste disposal practices through education and special events such as Big Sweep, and
  • Obtain updated litter and solid waste control ordinances and work with Solid Waste and the local law enforcement agencies to see effective enforcement of all pertinent ordinances and laws.

Committee Members

  • Pat Sager - Chairwoman
  • Tom Glasgow - Treasurer
  • Mailene Hollar - Secretary
  • Bob Blair
  • Peggy Broadway
  • Joan Campbell
  • Bobby Darden
  • Bobbi Waters
  • Steven Aster  
  • Fred Pittenger
  • Billy Wilkes
  • Debbie Hodges
  • Judi Lloyd
  • Mike Duffy
  • Barbara Smith
  • Cindy Seymour
  • Rusty Cotton

Sweep Events

First Saturday of:

Little Sweep

Havelock Sweep

Big Sweep

Vanceboro Sweep

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

Sweep Details

Saturday, February 3, 2018, the Clean Sweep Committee sponsored their Little Sweep Event.  Dozens of volunteers came out to pick up litter.  More details to come on the types of items collected and how many DOT bags collected.

Clean Sweep Committee Members handing out supplies to volunteers.

Little Sweep 2-3-2018Volunteers Little Sweep 2-3-2018

Volunteers from the YMCA's Togetherhood Group.

Spotlight - Clean Business of the Month

Clean Business 10-2019

October's recipient of the Craven County Clean Sweep Business of the Month award is Handymart #155 (the Exxon station on Glenburnie). A weekly cleaning by their landscaping company as well as the 5 employees keeping up a daily vigil, accounts for the litter-free property there. 

Photo: Pat Sager, CC Clean Sweep Chairperson, David Baumgartner, General Manager and Shawn Crary, Asst. Manager

Submit a Nomination for Clean Business of the Month here.

Call Cooperative Extension at 252-633-1477 or email Tom Glasgow for additional information.