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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Spotlight - Clean Business of the Month

May 2023 CleanSweep BoM

Congratulations to Blue Arbor Staffing Services for being selected as the Craven County Clean Sweep Business of the Month for May! Lucine Moffett is the owner of Blue Arbor Staffing Services and they have been in business since 1981. They have 3 locations in North Carolina and 1 in Florida. The New Bern office has 12 employees and is managed by Cindy Simmons, Contract Specialist. The property is kept in beautiful shape and free of litter by the wonderful Mr. George, who has been here since the inception of the business!

Pictured: Cindy Simmons, Contract Specialist, and Pat Sager, Craven County Clean Sweep Committee.

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.