Keep IT Beautiful - Litter Pickup and Prevention

The Town of Indian Trail is a beautiful place to live with three parks and miles of trails and walking paths to enjoy. And we want to keep IT that way!

Spring Litter Sweep

Recently, we have seen an increase in the amount of litter along our roadways. To help keep our streets clean, Indian Trail has decided to take part in NCDOT's Spring Litter Sweep and organize a group of volunteers and Town staff to pick up litter on designated roads throughout Indian Trail. 

Date: Saturday, April 10 (rain day April 17)
Time and Schedule:

  • 7 a.m.: Meet at Indian Trail Town Hall for a light breakfast
  • 7:30 a.m.: Safety meeting
  • 8 a.m. - 12 p.m.: Litter pick up
  • 12:15 p.m.: Regroup at Town Hall for a boxed lunch

The Town is looking for 50 volunteers to help pick up litter that day. If you're interested, please sign up using our Volunteer Application Form

Volunteers will be broken down into teams and dispersed across Indian Trail to clean up litter along a few Indian Trail roads. Our hope is that with many hands, we are able to make a meaningful impact. The Town will supply the necessary equipment (bags, pickers, buckets, safety vests, etc.).  

Our goal is to start small and grow the program with more volunteers and multiple dates throughout the year. 

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Keep IT Beautiful

Help us Keep IT Beautiful all year long by doing your part to prevent litter. 

Everyday Activities

You can take steps every day to help prevent litter on our roads and in our parks and streams. 

  • Opt for reusable bags over plastic when shopping
  • Choose reusable water bottles 
  • Make sure the lids on your garbage and recycling cans can close all the way and fit securely
  • If you see litter and can do so safely, dispose of it in the nearest trash or recycling can

Adopt-a-Highway Program

NCDOT's Adopt-a-Highway Program began in 1988 to combat the growing amount of trash and debris along North Carolina's roadways. The program has more than 120,000 volunteers, including schools, civic groups, professional organizations, families, and individuals. 

There is no fee to participate in the program, but NCDOT asks that volunteers commit to a minimum of four years for a two-mile section of road. 

Swat-A-Litterbug

NCDOT also created the Swat-A-Litterbug program provides a way for citizens to report those who litter to help keep the roadways cleaner. Littering is illegal and can result in fines for those who do. 

To make a report, contact NCDOT's Litter Management at 1-800-331-5864 or by filling out an online form

NCDOT also released a new Swat-A-Litterbug app to report litterers. To access the app, visit ncdot.gov/litter. First-time mobile users will be given a pop-up instruction on how to add a shortcut to their phone’s home screen. This will add an icon that, when clicked, will take users directly to the Swat-A-Litterbug form. These instructions will also be available on the app’s settings page