Litter Abatement

There are many ways you can help keep our community clean and beautiful!

NC Litter Sweep

The 2023 Spring Litter Sweep is taking place April 15-29.  Litter Sweep is the N.C. Department of Transportation’s biannual statewide roadside litter removal initiative. Residents throughout the state participate in local efforts to help clean up North Carolina's roadways.


The N.C Department of Transportation’s Swat-A-Litterbug Program encourages the public to report people who litter in an effort to help make North Carolina roadways cleaner. The program provides every individual an opportunity to be an active participant in reducing litter on North Carolina roadways.


Participation in North Carolina’s Adopt-A-Highway program is free. The N.C. Department of Transportation, however, asks volunteer groups to commit at least four years to cleanups along a 2-mile stretch of roadway.

Keep Gastonia Beautiful

Keep Gastonia Beautiful focuses on focus on enhancing the appearance of our community and expanding and improving our "green" efforts.

Secure Your Load

Help reduce roadside litter and increase safety by using tarps, cargo nets and tiedowns to secure loads.   In Gaston County, it's the law to Secure Your Load (PDF).