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
Big Sweep

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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Clean Sweep Feb 2023
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Spotlight - Clean Business of the Month

September 2023 CleanSweep BoM

Congratulations to Kirkman’s Family Farm for being chosen as Craven County’s Clean Sweep Business of the Month for September 2023. Kirkman’s Family Farm is located in Cove City. It is an educational and fun spot for children and adults alike! They open their property for school groups, home school groups and church groups to view the beauty and wonder of farm life. We were enamored by the variety of animals there: Nigerian dwarf goats, chickens, ducks, turkeys, llamas, pot belly pigs, peacock, ponies, sheep, emu, miniature donkeys and cows. It's been a family business for 75 years, currently run by brother and sister, Lee Kirkman and Leela Baggett.

Pictured: Lee Kirkman, Pat Sager (Clean Sweep Committee) and Wyatt, the goat

Thanks for helping us keep Craven County beautiful and 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.