Cumberland County Solid Waste teamed up with the City of Fayetteville and the nonprofit Sustainable Sandhills to launch an anti-litter campaign called 5 for Friday.

The campaign’s goal is to encourage businesses, schools, community groups and individuals to reverse litter by having people pick up five pieces of trash and recyclable materials every Friday.

County and City residents are invited to take the 5 for Friday pledge online at 5forfriday.org.

In Cumberland County:

  • Solid Waste picked up 84 tons of litter and dumped waste in 2020.
  • Litter pickup along roadways is managed by NCDOT. There are 2,900 travel lane miles countywide.
  • If 25% of the county’s population picked up 5 pieces of trash on Fridays, it would equal 21 million pieces of litter removed in communities countywide.

If you would like the campaign to feature your business or neighborhood for a litter pick-up event, call 910-321-6920.

Five for Friday

Contact Us

698 Ann Street
Fayetteville, NC 28301

Phone:  910-321-6920
Fax: 910-321-6840

Director: Amanda L. Bader, PE

To report ILLEGAL DUMPING, call the Environmental Hotline at