Great STATE Clean Up


Thank you to all of our volunteers and partners who participated in the 2017 Great STATE Clean Up! As part of Service Raleigh, volunteers met at Talley Student Union and by walking & biking through campus, helped pick up just over 394 pounds of litter! They also assisted our Grounds Management teams by spreading mulch and preparing flower beds between Tucker & Owen Residence Halls.

The Great STATE Clean Up (formerly known as the Rubbage Ride) is held each Spring at NC State University. Volunteers at the Great STATE Clean Up will have the opportunity to make a difference, get some exercise, meet new people, AND compete for prizes.

Participants of the Great STATE Clean Up project will travel campus and the surrounding community by foot or bike, picking up litter and beautifying campus along the way. Bring a bike if you would like to join the bicycle team- a limited number of bicycles are available free of charge through WolfWheels.

This event is a partnership between the NC State Sustainability Office, Transportation, University Recreation, Grounds Management and Waste Reduction and Recycling.

2017 Event Details

Date: Saturday, April 1, 2017

Check In Time / Location: 8:30 am, Talley Student Union Room 4101, 2610 Cates Avenue, NC State University, Raleigh

Sort Check-In + Lunch / Location: 11:30 am, Sullivan Shops III, 630 Motor Pool Street, NC State University, Raleigh

Ending Time /Location: est. 2:00 pm, Sullivan Shops III, 630 Motor Pool Street, NC State University, Raleigh

 Event Tips

  • Wear comfortable clothing & sturdy shoes
  • Remember your sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses
  • Bring a water bottle
  • You’ll want both hands free, so use a comfortable knap-sack to carry any personal items
  • Parking will be difficult around Talley. You may want to park at the Wolf Village Lot off of Sullivan Drive then walk to Talley Student Center for check-in. The Wolf Village lot is located across the street from the Sullivan Shops III.
  • The Rt. 7 Wolflink Shuttle is operating on Saturday, April 1. It runs every 30 minutes and stops at Wolf Village, Sullivan Drive (in front of Admin), behind Talley at Yarborough Drive (use the tunnel to cross to Talley), and at Carmichael (Talley is just up the street).

At this time, registration is CLOSED. For more information, please visit
Please note – there are many other service projects that are a part of Service Raleigh and we cannot guarantee that you will be selected for the Great STATE Clean Up.