​The Big Spring Clean (Formerly Big Sweep)​


The Big Spring Clean 2019 will be held on March 30, 2019

Be part of the solution to water pollution!

An enormous amount of trash gets into our streams and lakes from storm drains, flooded yards, and illegal dumping. Trash degrades recreation areas, harms wildlife, and looks terrible for our community. We need your help!   

What's it like to participate? 
Watch this videothat showcases the event and this videofrom The Big Spring Clean 2017!

From the early 1990s until 2015, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Storm Water Services (CMSWS) hosted an annual one-day clean up event called Big Sweep. It was part of clean up events coordinated across NC by the nonprofit NC Big Sweep that dissolved in 2015. In 2016, CMSWS renamed the event The Big Spring Clean and has moved the event to take place in the spring.

Can't participate, but want to get involved?  For updates about The Big Spring Clean, other volunteer opportunities, and local stormwater and water quality activities, visit our volunteer page and follow WaterWatchers on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram

For more information about The Big Spring Clean event, contact:

Deania Russo  
Mecklenburg County Senior Environmental Specialist​


The Big Spring Clean