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Keep Harnett Beautiful

About Keep Harnett Beautiful

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.

Harnett County recommends four ways the public can help prevent litter:

  • teach young people not to litter
  • cover truck and trailer beds when transporting trash or other loose items
  • use a litter bag in vehicles
  • participate in Harnett County litter sweeps 

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2021 Fall Litter Sweep

Join us for the 2021 Keep Harnett Beautiful Fall Litter Sweep October 30 through November 14!

Harnett County is partnering with the North Carolina Department of Transportation (NCDOT) and various community partners to encourage citizens to beautify Harnett County. Volunteers can coordinate a cleanup with friends, family, and coworkers at a roadway of their choice between October 30 and November 14. All registered volunteers will be provided cleanup supplies, such as reversible orange/blue trash bags, gloves and orange safety vests. 

For more information on the Fall Litter Sweep, please contact Harnett County Solid Waste at 910-814-6156 or khb@harnett.org

Interested in Volunteering?

To volunteer, please complete the form below for your group of volunteers. Once you submit the form, one of our Keep Harnett Beautiful committee members will send you an email confirmation and will coordinate getting you supplies for the cleanup. All volunteer groups must register by Wednesday, November 10 in order to participate in our contest and receive supplies for your cleanup. 


Participate in our Litter Contests

Add a little fun to your litter cleanup by participating in our litter contests! The group that collects the most bags of litter, the group that finds the most unique piece of litter, and the volunteer with the best Halloween costume will win a prize. To participate in the contest, post your picture on Facebook using the hashtag #KHBFallLitterSweep21 and tag our Facebook page (@Keepharnettbeautiful). Members of the Keep Harnett Beautiful Committee will judge the photos and select the winners after November 14. Don't have Facebook? Send your photos to khb@harnett.org

Litter Education Virtual Program

Keep Harnett Beautiful will also host an educational virtual program for elementary school students on the Keep Harnett Beautiful Facebook page. The program will explore a watershed and visualize how everything people do, including littering, has a consequence not only for us but also for communities downstream. Students will make observations as staff perform a live watershed demonstration, and then students will create a watershed model of their own to see firsthand the movement of trash and other debris as it travels into local water sources causing contamination and impacting ecosystems.  More information on this virtual program will be posted on the Keep Harnett Beautiful Facebook page at www.facebook.com/keepharnettbeautiful.   

Coordinate a Volunteer Litter Cleanup

Citizen Volunteers and Community Organizations can organize a litter cleanup in their community! Keep Harnett Beautiful will supply safety vests, bags, gloves, and pick up sticks for litter cleanups. To coordinate a volunteer litter cleanup, Chad Beane, Harnett County Solid Waste Director, at cbeane@harnett.org or 910-814-6004 or Andrew Tyler, Environmental Officer, at atyler@harnett.org or 910-890-7351.

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