Big Sweep



About Big Sweep

Big Sweep is an effort to remove litter from our community and Durham has been hosting Big Sweep for over 15 years .Big Sweep participants comprise of community volunteers that want Durham to be cleaner and healthier. The Durham Big Sweep is sponsored by Keep Durham Beautiful, City of Durham Stormwater Services and the Durham Soil and Water Conservation District. Additional support is provided for this community cleanup by City of Durham Neighborhood Improvement Services and Durham County Government General Services.

Keep Durham Beautiful, and all our partners, encourage good environmental stewardship of our community all year round, so if you know of a stream, lake, park, street or bus stop in Durham that needs cleaning or you want to volunteer to help, send us an email today!


Big Sweep Results from previous years

  • Total # of volunteers from 2005-2015: 3,865
  • Total lbs of litter collected from 2005-2015: 98,704

Big Sweep 2016 Results and Locations

  • Total # of cleanup sites: 23
  • Total # of volunteers: 590
  • Total lbs of litter collected: 12, 720 
  • Map of Locations:

befunky-collage2To view more pictures of Big Sweep 2016, you can view our Flickr album: