Keep Rutherford County Beautiful

2021 Spring Litter Sweep / Celebrating Earth Month

— Celebrating 5 years of volunteer-based service in Rutherford County, NC —

SIGN-UP & JOIN THE FIGHT
AGAINST LITTER
IN OUR PUBLIC SPACES

We provide the supplies, you volunteer two hours of your time – No moving trash, no prep work required. The bags will be picked up by local NCDOT or City Maintenance Departments.

OUR GOAL >> 800 people removing 12+ tons of trash from road sides, parks, trails & business parking lots. 

HOW DO WE GET THERE >>

We need Team Leaders, dozens of them, to commit to communicate with us on behalf of your group (2+ is a group), pick-up & return supplies, as well as recruit others to be on your team. Sign up for the week you want to collect, and our administrator will be in touch for specifics.

We also need individuals to join formed teams. Give us your formal commitment here so theirs nothing to do besides show up day of! (If you don't see your Team, click here - we are happy to help!)

* If you sign up here, you are agreeing to the waiver below. Heavy duty NCDOT trash bags, gloves, and safety vests will be provided to pre-registered participants.*

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By signing up online, you hereby agree to abide by the following waiver (adopted from the NC Dept of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway rules):

  1. Park in areas that: provide safe entrance and exit of the pickup area; do not create hazards with other vehicles and equipment operating near the work area; provide maximum protection for volunteers getting in and out of the vehicle.
  2. All volunteers must wear an NCDOT approved orange safety vest. It is a good practice to wear long-sleeve shirts, gloves and high-top boots to protect against unforeseen hazards.
  3. Take extra precautions to prevent heat and cold stress when working in extreme temperatures. Pick up only during daylight hours and stop work during inclement weather.
  4. Face oncoming traffic while on foot. Stay off the road at least five feet from the pavement edge.
  5. Do not pick up in ditches, tunnels, on road surfaces, bridges, overpasses or medians. Avoid any construction.
  6. Work in small groups, allowing ample space for each volunteer to work safely.
  7. Place tools in safe position so that sharp points are not exposed. Be aware of hidden obstructions that may have sharp edges and broken glass, especially in grassy areas.
  8. Do not attempt to squeeze bags to make room for more trash. Use caution when handling trash bags containing broken or sharp objects. Use proper lifting techniques when lifting bags.
  9. Do not pick up what appears to be hazardous material or any type of container with unknown contents (notify your Adopt-A-Highway coordinator or NCDOT maintenance office if you encounter hazardous objects or holes, guy wires and other hidden obstacles in the ground).
  10. Place trash bags where they can be easily retrieved by NCDOT personnel and well clear of roadway traffic.
  11. Do not use or possess illegal drugs or alcohol prior to or during a cleanup.
  12. Furnish adequate supervision by one or more adults 21 years of age or older for groups that have volunteers 12-17 years of age. All volunteers must be at least 12 years of age with adult supervision to participate.
  13. Know the routes to medical care in case of emergency and have an adequate first-aid kit immediately available.
  14. Conduct a safety meeting for all volunteers prior to each cleanup and go over all safety procedures, rules and guidelines. View the “North Carolina Adopt-A-Highway Safety” video and the “Colorado Meth Lab Waste Recognition” video prior to participating in a cleanup.

REMINDER: It is illegal to dispose of aluminum cans and plastic bottles in the landfills.

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If you would like to sponsor the event, please click here 
$100 cleans 1 mile of roadway on both sides.

Donations will count as a deduction on your taxes.

 

 

Created by:   Jenna Bailey
 
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Date (mm/dd/yyyy) Location Time (EDT) Available Slot
04/02/2021 (Fri.) Bob Hardin Rd., Rutherfordton NC  3:00pm - 5:00pm  

Team Leader - Jenna Bailey

 
Jenna Bailey

Team Members - Bob Hardin Rd. (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 
04/03/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 
2 of 20 slots filled
Marlene Murphy (2)
Don & Marlene Murphy

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/04/2021 (Sun.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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1 of 20 slots filled
Kathy Anderson

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/06/2021 (Tue.) Clark Rd. - Rutherfordton   

Team Leader - Amanda Byers

 
Amanda Byers

Team Member - Clark Rd.

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Emma Byers
04/10/2021 (Sat.) Carpenter Rd. Rutherfordton, NC  7:00am - 9:00am  

Team Members (20)

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2 of 20 slots filled
Marlene Murphy (2)
Don & Marlene Murphy

Team Leader - Patsy Wilson

 
Patsy Wilson
I’m ready to start my clean up! Will pick up on the 9th
Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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1 of 20 slots filled
Kathy Anderson

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/13/2021 (Tue.) Boys Camp Rd – Town of Lake Lure  9:00am - 1:00pm  

Town of Lake Lure Team Leader

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Moe Bay

Town of Lake Lure Team Member (20)

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1 of 20 slots filled
Dana Bradley
04/17/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
All slots filled
Mia Chapman
Team AZP
Philip Miner
9:00-11:00, Boss Moore Road, Caroleen; Caroleen United Methodist Church
Ellenboro, NC - Boss Moore Rd.  9:00am - 11:00am  

Team Leader - Philip Miner

 

Team Members - Boss Moore. Rd. (20)

 
Kiwanis Park  9:30am - 11:30am  

Team Leader - Dan Hegeman

 
Dan Hegeman
Meet at the parking lot on East 7th & Toms Streets between 9:00 and 9:30

Team Members - Kiwanis (20)

 
11 of 20 slots filled
Jimmy Dancy
Wayne Murray
Marsha Baker
Jerry Kuechmann
Ginger Dancy
John and Jimi Moore
John Moore
Larry Roberts (2)
And Edie Robertd
Paul Wood
Jerry Fadem (2)
Chase High Rd.  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Team Leader - Mia Chapman AZP

 

Team Member - American Zinc Products (20)

 
4 of 20 slots filled
Kobus de Wet
Brian marks
Brian Forbes
Michael Conner
Cherry Mountain St – Rutherford Outdoor Coalition — Meet at Crowe Park  10:00am - 12:00pm  

ROC Team Members (20)

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11 of 20 slots filled
Candice Vick
Jada Stroud
1
Don Murphy
Marlene Murphy
Woodie Sisk
Barbara J
Kristina Curry
Kathy Genter
Steve Genter
Wiley Cook
Seth Nolan

ROC Team Leader - Jess Kerr

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Jess Kerr
Sunshine - A Way of Life Farm  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/18/2021 (Sun.) Cub Creek Rd. Ellenboro, NC  7:00am - 9:00am  

Team Leader - Susan Roussopoulos

 
Sue Roussopoulos

Team Members (20)

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04/22/2021 (Thu.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Hillside Plaza/Walmart – Team Marlowe  1:00pm - 3:00pm  

Team Marlowe Member (20)

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4 of 20 slots filled
Amy Lancaster
Stephanie Baer
Malarie Harris
Angela Marlowe

Team Marlowe Leader

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Jessie Marlowe
04/23/2021 (Fri.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Rutherfordton - Doug Barrick  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Leader - Doug Barrick

 

Team Member - Rutherfordton (20)

 
04/24/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Carolina Home Care  10:00am - 12:00pm  

Team Leader - Mark Montague

 

Team Members - Carolina Home Care (20)

 

Team Leader - Sara Jane Davis

 
Thermal Belt Rail Trail – ROC – Meet at McDonalds  10:00am - 12:00pm  

ROC Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 
10 of 20 slots filled
Penny Parker
Kurt Parker
Jeffrey Parker
Hannah Parker
Marlene Murphy
Don Murphy
Don Murphy
Timothy Urbanic
Candice Vick
Dana Bradley
Candice Vick

ROC Team Leader

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Jess Kerr
04/25/2021 (Sun.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/26/2021 (Mon.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/27/2021 (Tue.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 
6 of 20 slots filled
Olivia Slagle
Terry McClure
Nicholas Watson
Emily Walker
Debbie Abel
Eric Alston

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
All slots filled
David Price
Sarah Sinclair
04/28/2021 (Wed.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/29/2021 (Thu.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
04/30/2021 (Fri.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 7:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/01/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Rutherford Womens League - Laurel Hill & Industrial Drive  9:00am - 11:00am  

Rutherford Womens League Team Leader

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
Jenna Bailey

Rutherford Womens League Team Member (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 
16 of 20 slots filled
Tonya Garrison
Julie Pittman
Beth Burbank
Ashley Shinn
Brooke Turner
Sonya Grogan
Judith Helton
Jane Bell
Shelley Gref
Karla McCullum
Jill Alexander
Chrissy Mullins
Heidi Odom
Sita Walker
Cindy Camp
Cindy Adair
05/02/2021 (Sun.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/03/2021 (Mon.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/07/2021 (Fri.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00am  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/08/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/09/2021 (Sun.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/10/2021 (Mon.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/14/2021 (Fri.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

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Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/15/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/16/2021 (Sun.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/22/2021 (Sat.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
05/23/2021 (Sun.) Rutherford County, NC  7:00am - 8:00pm  

Team Members (20)

Sign up, show up, serve the community. Gloves, rake and/or pinchers are helpful but optional.

 

Team Leader (2)

We need individuals willing to communicate with us, form a team, pick up and drop off supplies. No heavy lifting required.

 
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