It's remained a well-attended event, and Coplin said the city is expecting 500 or more people to help pick up trash. Some will come as individuals, others are attending as groups, like the
All volunteers will meet at
The locations vary but include
The groups will return to the
Coplin asks drivers to be aware that volunteers will be working near roadways Saturday morning. Volunteers will wear safety vests and their efforts will not affect traffic, she said.
She said these cleanup days are important both for the environment and city economy.
"When trash or litter enters our environment, it can eventually end up in our waterways, can end up in our drinking water and it can go downstream and find its way all the way to the ocean," she said.
Plus, trash in a community is unsightly, she said.
"Litter can cause things like businesses to take a look and question whether they want to be involved in a community or not," she said.
Events like the Big Sweep and the American Cleanup in the spring keep those consequences at bay, she said.
In the past five years, volunteers with High Point Big Sweep have collected more than 13,000 pounds of garbage and 2,000 pounds of recycling.
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