The annual countywide cleanup day is the largest litter cleanup event in Carteret County. It is held at the end of April in conjunction with NCDOT's spring litter sweep. The event brings awareness and education about the harmful impacts that litter has on our community. Towns & municipalities, non-profits, organizations, businesses and local families come together to cleanup our beautiful crystal coast. This year the cleanup was held on April 22nd, 2023. Over 250 volunteers participated and collected over 2,500 lbs. of litter. We are appreciative of the time, commitment and hard work that our community dedicates to keeping Carteret clean.