Harnett County To Host January Litter Sweep

Keep Harnett Beautiful has announced an upcoming volunteer Litter Sweep on Friday, January 17th at 2:30pm. The cleanup will take place along Nursery Road in Western Harnett County.

The Litter Sweep has been coordinated in partnership with the Corporation for National & Community Service’s Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service. The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday on January 20, 2020, marks the 25th anniversary of the day of service that celebrates the Civil Rights leader’s life and legacy. MLK Day is the only federal holiday designated as a national day of service to encourage all Americans to volunteer to improve their communities. With County offices being closed on January 20 in observance of this holiday, the Litter Sweep has been scheduled for Friday, January 17.

Citizens of all ages and community organizations interested in volunteering for this beautification effort on January 17 with county employees to cleanup western Harnett County will be provided safety vests, gloves, pickup sticks, and trash bags. A volunteer orientation will be held at Anderson Creek County Park, located at 1492 Nursery Rd, Lillington, at 2:30pm.

Keep Harnett Beautiful is an initiative of the Harnett County Solid Waste Department and the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office that involves the community in responsible solutions for a clean and beautiful environment and promotes community awareness, public education, litter reduction, waste reduction, and recycling.

To sign up as a volunteer for the January Litter Sweep register by clicking here.

Citizens can also participate in the MLK Day of Service initiative by organizing their own community cleanup. Keep Harnett Beautiful will provide clean-up supplies to volunteer groups.