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
  • Fred Pittenger
  • Eddie Games
  • Debbie Kirkman-Hodges
  • Judi Lloyd
  • Mike Duffy
  • Barbara Smith
  • Cindy Seymour
  • Rusty Cotton

Sweep Events

First Saturday of:

Little Sweep

Havelock 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


Ferguson Enterprises on Trent Road has been chosen as the July Craven County Clean Sweep Business of the Month. This property is kept litter-free by Rylacorp and the four employees at Ferguson. Jeff Walker has been Branch Manager at the New Bern facility for the past two years, but this location has been here since the 1980s. 

The next Craven County Clean Sweep event will be on Saturday, August 4th. If you'd like to volunteer for the cleanup, you can meet at Lawson Creek Park at 9 AM to get bags, gloves, and a work area assignment (or you can work a place of your choosing). If that day does not work for you, call (252) 633-1477 to get supplies.

Pictured are: Jeff Walker, Ferguson Branch Manager, and Pat Sager, Clean Sweep 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.