Siler City to host annual litter sweep

Posted 4/5/19

SILER CITY — Siler City is gearing up for its 5th annual Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site Readiness Spring Litter Sweep, scheduled for April 13-27.

Each year the town, in …

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Siler City to host annual litter sweep

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SILER CITY — Siler City is gearing up for its 5th annual Chatham-Siler City Advanced Manufacturing (CAM) Site Readiness Spring Litter Sweep, scheduled for April 13-27.

Each year the town, in conjunction with the Siler City Development Organization, organizes a volunteer-driven litter sweep. Each time, the town of Siler City, corporate and non-profit partners and volunteers have conducted litter sweeps of areas in town to remove debris and brush to improve appearance in Siler City.

The litter sweep period coincides with the N.C. Department of Transportation’s spring litter sweep. The NCDOT provides safety vests, gloves, and trash bags during this period.

“Everyone is encouraged to take advantage of this community service opportunity,” Siler City Planning Director Jack Meadows said. “Community involvement is a key element as the area continues to work to attract and retain residents, visitors, businesses, and industry. It is time to prepare for the spring litter sweep in Siler City. This year, we hope to have a greater impact on the appearance of Siler City by identifying more projects and recruiting more help.”

Each year, the group identifies 15-25 different locations in Siler City that are in need of litter and debris removal. The first step is to compile a list of potential sites to consider based on community input. The tentative list is then provided to the community, previous volunteers, and potential partner organizations in efforts to recruit project leaders and volunteers. The tentative list of about 20 locations includes some obvious choices due to visibility, such as the intersection of U.S. Hwy. 64 and U.S. 421. Other locations on the list are less high-profile locations but were included based on community input to the town.

The group seeks coordinators or team members to work on the different locations, clearing litter and debris from the road sides. The group is encouraging anyone interested to assist in identifying projects, volunteering as a project coordinator, and sharing the effort with family, friends, neighbors, churches, schools, civic groups, businesses, and local industry.

To get involved, contact Meadows at 919-742-2323 or jmeadows@silercity.org.

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