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Let’s Come Together to Beautify Salisbury

Let’s Come Together to Beautify Salisbury

As a community, we all want to live in a clean city, but it takes effort from everyone to make that a reality. We can make our city more beautiful and sustainable by participating in any of these programs.

Whether it’s by cleaning up our streets or planting more trees, we can all work together to create a cleaner, more vibrant city for everyone to enjoy.


Our Sustainable Salisbury team provides four litter clean-up events a year. This is a great way to meet residents and city staff while helping Salisbury become litter free.

Not only does it help keep our streets, parks, and waterways clean, but it also fosters a sense of community pride and shared responsibility. Volunteers are provided with pickers, trash bags, vests, and gloves.

Keep a look out on the City of Salisbury’s social media platforms for where and when to sign up.

Spring Litter Sweep - Saturday, April 22
Summer Litter Sweep - Saturday, July 22
Fall Litter Sweep - Saturday, October 28


Nominate your block! Applications are being accepted for neighborhoods for the 2023 BlockWork event on Saturday, October 28. Applications are due Monday, May 1, 2023.

This annual event strives to bring residents and community volunteers together to build cleaner and safer neighborhoods.

Projects include carpentry, painting, landscaping and general clean-up in a one-block area. For more information, email or call (704) 638-5235.

Submit your block for the 2023 BlockWork at:


This program allows people to take ownership of a particular street or area and commit to regularly keeping it clean. By doing so, individuals and groups can make a direct impact on the cleanliness of our city, while also encouraging others to take pride in their neighborhoods.

Participants will adopt a street within city limits, then given pickers, bags, vests, and gloves to pick up litter along the adopted road.

There will also be road signs created displaying the name of the group or individual adopting the street.

To learn more, email or call (704) 638-2098.


This year we are hosting We Dig Salisbury, a tree give-away event. Planting trees is an excellent way to beautify our city, provide shade, and improve air quality.

This free event provides a unique opportunity to make a direct impact on our urban forest. Participants will receive a passport. Once their passport has been “stamped” at all event booths, they will receive a free tree and be entered for raffle prizes. There will also be tree planting demonstrations.

Saturday, March 25
10 a.m. - noon
Salisbury Town Creek Park
702 East Monroe Street


Whom To Call

Public Safety Emergencies: 911

Non-Emergencies: (704) 638-5333 or (704) 216-8500

Bill Pay Questions: (704) 638-5300

Code Enforcement: (704) 216-7574

Salisbury Rowan Utilities (water concerns): (704) 638-5390 After hours:(704) 638-5399

Salisbury Transit: (704) 638-5252

Downtown Salisbury: (704) 637-7814

Traffic Signal Outages: 911

Solid Waste Collection: (704) 638-5256

Other Public Works needs (voicemail): (704) 638-5260


The City encourages the community to stay informed, practice good hygiene, be aware, and be prepared.

As a community we are in this together; stay calm and help each other by staying home if you are sick, check in on your neighbors, and continue to slow the spread of COVID-19 by using best practices.

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Staff Liaison

Hannah Jacobson
(704) 638-5230

Current COVID-19 Restrictions

Executive Order 185:

  • Lifts the Modified Stay at Home Order established under Executive Order 181
  • Still requires face coverings in all public indoor settings
  • Allows many businesses to operate at 50% capacity
  • Extends onsite service of alcohol until 11 p.m.
  • Lifts the 100-person cap on some businesses that were operating at 30% capacity
  • Allows some indoor businesses – including bars and taverns, indoor amusement parks, movie theaters and indoor sports arenas – to open at 30% capacity (with a cap of 250 people)
  • Allows larger indoor arenas with a capacity of more than 5,000 people to open at 15% capacity with no cap (as long as additional safety protocols in place)
  • Increases the indoor mass gathering limit to 25 people (the outdoor mass gathering limit remains at 50 people)

Each of these routes arrives and departs from the central Transfer Site on Depot St. Any bus you board can take you to the Transfer Site. Any member of the public may ride on the bus. The buses do not operate on holidays.

Please note that the last time listed for a stop indicates the last bus will be traveling to that location and no further transfers are available.

Travel Mask Mandate

The Transit Security Administration issued a security directive effective on February 1, 2021 requiring the wearing of masks by travelers to prevent spread of the virus that causes COVID-19. Conveyance operators must also require all persons onboard to wear masks when boarding, disembarking, and for the duration of travel.

This Order must be followed by all passengers on public conveyances (e.g., airplanes, ships, ferries, trains, subways, buses, taxis, ride-shares) traveling into, within, or out of the United States as well as conveyance operators (e.g., crew, drivers, conductors, and other workers involved in the operation of conveyances) and operators of transportation hubs ( e.g., airports, bus or ferry terminals, train or subway stations, seaports, ports of entry) or any other area that provides transportation in the United States.

People must wear masks that cover both the mouth and nose when awaiting, boarding, traveling on, or disembarking public conveyances. People must also wear masks when entering or on the premises of a transportation hub in the United States. A copy of the Transportation Security Administration’s security directive can be found at

If you leave home, practice your Ws: Wear, Wait, Wash

Covid-19: What are the 3 w's for COVID-19? 1 Wear a cloth mask over your nose and mouth. 2 Wait 6 feet apart. Avoid close contact. 3 Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer.

Stay safe. When outside, stay at least 6 ft. apart.

Covid-19: social distancing in public parks and trails

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