Wanted: Volunteers for trash cleanup along NC roads

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - The North Carolina Transportation Department is looking for volunteers to clean up trash along roads during the Adopt-A-Highway Spring Litter Sweep next month.

The sweep is scheduled for April 13-17. It's one of two held annually; the other is in September.

DOT officials said in a news release that volunteers from local businesses, schools, non-profits, churches and community groups are among those who often help.

Volunteers are provided with clean-up supplies such as reversible orange and blue trash bags, gloves and safety vests from local DOT county maintenance yard offices.

Last year, volunteers, Adopt-A-Highway groups and state employees removed more than 500,000 pounds of litter during the spring sweep.