Wave header image graphic banner
Public Radio For Eastern North Carolina 89.3 WTEB New Bern 88.5 WZNB New Bern 91.5 WBJD Atlantic Beach 90.3 WKNS Kinston 88.1 W201AO Greenville 88.5 WHYC Swan Quarter
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
Available On Air Stations

NCDOT Close To Breaking Record For Litter Collection

NCDOT - Facebook

More than 10 million pounds of litter has been collected from North Carolina roadsides this year, nearly breaking the state’s record set in 2019.  According to a news release, the announcement comes after the two week Fall Litter Sweep, in which more than 418,000 lbs. of litter was picked up statewide. About 40% of the roadside litter was collected from Division 2, which includes Beaufort, Carteret, Craven, Greene, Jones, Lenoir, Pamlico and Pitt counties. Officials say the agency and it’s partners will break the 2019 record of 10.5 million pounds within one month. NCDOT Division 2 engineer Preston Hunter said in a release, "while this is a major milestone, it’s unfortunate that the state’s roadsides have been used as trash cans."

Jared Brumbaugh is the Assistant General Manager for Public Radio East. An Eastern North Carolina native, Jared began his professional public radio career at Public Radio East while he was a student at Craven Community College earning his degree in Electronics Engineering Technology. During his 15+ years at Public Radio East, he has served as an award-winning journalist, producer, and on-air host. When not at the station, Jared enjoys hiking, traveling, and honing his culinary skills.