Fayetteville plans final fall volunteer cleanup event

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

The city’s Parks and Recreation Department, along with the Recycling and Trash Division, have planned a final fall cleanup for 2020 and are inviting the public to help collect litter around town.

Individuals and groups of 10 people or less who perform self-guided cleanups across the city through Dec. 18 will qualify to receive a cleanup t-shirt while supplies last.

Officials said local streets, streams, trails, parks and lakes have seen more litter this year due to increased outdoor activities, and help is needed to make sure litter does not end up in area waterways.

How to participate:

  1. Spend a minimum of 30 minutes picking up litter around Fayetteville and take a picture of your volunteerism. (Volunteers are asked to be responsible for disposal of waste collected.)
  2. Send the picture and number of people who participated to [email protected].
  3. Wait to be contacted by city staff to arrange for t-shirt pickup at the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Office at 1455 S. Happy Hollow Road. T-shirts and size preferences are first come, first served, and are available while supplies last. City of Fayetteville offices are closed to the public and shirt pick-up will be outdoors and contact-free.