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. 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
  • Dave Cooke
  • Bobby Darden
  • Bobbi Waters
  • Melinda Rose
  • Eddie Games
  • Debbie Kirkman-Hodges
  • Judi Lloyd
  • Pam Roberts
  • Barbara Smith
  • Cindy Seymour
  • Rusty Cotton

Sweep Events

First Saturday of:
FebruaryLittle Sweep
MaySpring Sweep
AugustSummer Sweep
OctoberBig 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

Riverbend Baptist Church

March's Craven County Clean Sweep Business of the Month award goes to River Bend Baptist Church.  This beautiful property is kept immaculate by John Baldwin, who has been working at this for over 20 years, Pastor Steve Simpson, Jim and Cathy Pease (not pictured) who are the garden gurus and secretary Nancy Holzworth. As you can see, it's a collaborative effort amongst the group!

Pictured: Pastor Steve Simpson, Nancy Holzworth, John Baldwin and Pat Sager, Clean Sweep's Chairperson

Submit a Nomination for Clean Business of the Month here.

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