The City of High Point and Keep High Point Beautiful are hosting the sixth annual Winter Wipeout litter cleanup campaign – which has become very familiar to the good Samaritans who live in that city.
The event gets residents out of their homes and into the fresh air to clean up litter around the city – especially along roadways and intersections.
The campaign has already started: It kicked off on Monday, Feb. 6, and the 2023 incarnation of the “Winter Wipeout” runs through Sunday, March 5.
Those willing to donate their time and effort to keeping High Point attractive can pick up free supplies and clean up the city at the time that works best for them. Keep High Point Beautiful will provide trash and recycling bags, gloves, safety vests and trash grabbers to volunteers.
A Wednesday, Feb. 8 press release from High Point states that it’s not much trouble to participate.
“The Winter Wipeout campaign is an easy way to help beautify High Point, take care of the environment and serve our community. The campaign time frame of four weeks allows for volunteers to choose when it is most convenient for them to clean up. During the winter months, the trash that has been hidden by vegetation is revealed. While many trees, vines and flowers lay dormant, we are better able to see and reach what has been hidden for weeks or possibly months.”
Keep High Point Beautiful has compiled a list of “litter hotspots” at www.highpointnc.gov/khpb from information provided by city residents.
Once a hotspot has been identified – by street, stream, intersection, etc. – it’s posted to the city’s online Litter Hotspots Map.
Groups of volunteers can submit their own hotspots they’d like to clean up or they can select an area using the online map.
The volunteers leave the bags of collected trash on the side of the road. After the cleanup is complete, they can report the number of bags collected and the number of volunteers who participated by filling out a data reporting card that will be provided to them.