Litter is trash that is carelessly discarded in places where it shouldn't be. It can be expensive to clean, is bad for the environment, has negative impacts on quality of life and can eventually end up in our waterways! While we are committed to tackling litter however we can, it is a large problem and we need your help!
Who Takes Care of Litter?
A lot of litter is cleaned up at the large scale volunteer cleanups that Keep High Point Beautiful hosts throughout the year. Highway and on/off ramp litter is cleaned up by contractors hired by the North Carolina Department of Transportation. One of the best ways that you can help tackle litter in our community is to volunteer at one of our community cleanups. Read below for other ways to help us with litter in our city.
Report a Heavily Littered Area
When we receive reports of heavily littered public areas in our city we have a few possible courses of action:
We can add that area to a list of locations to focus on in future cleanups
We can help the community organize a neighborhood cleanup (and provide them with necessary supplies)
We can facilitate a group adopting that area
If it is private property we can talk with the owner about options and possible solutions
If it is a highway we can discuss it with our local NC DOT contact and request that they address the area of concern
To report an area in High Point that is heavily littered please consider submitting it here
The Swat-A-Litterbug Program is an educational effort administered by the North Carolina Department of Transportation Office of Beautification Programs. Littering North Carolina roadways is not an acceptable behavior - never has been! Some people simply need to be informed and reminded that their littering, whether deliberate or unintentional, can end with their personal commitment to stop.
In order to communicate this to motorists who litter (litterbugs), NCDOT is asking every resident to assist them in their educational effort to ensure a cleaner and safer North Carolina roadway system.
Let them know when a person is littering by contacting the Office of Beautification Programs through the Swat-A-Litterbug process: