The Adopt A Highway Program gives local citizens an opportunity to help keep roads and highways clean and attractive throughout the county.
Who can join?
- Any interested group of people can volunteer to keep a section of roadway at least two miles long clear of litter with regular cleanups.
- If a new group is forming, the members should meet, choose a coordinator and select the roadways they are interested in adopting.
- Group coordinators are chosen by the group to be the contact person between the county and the organization.
What is involved?
- The volunteer organizations promise to clean the road at least four times a year for two years.
- The Solid Waste Management Division provides safety training notes, bright orange vests and gloves for volunteers to wear.
- It also provides safety signs to be used during the cleanup activities.
- The county puts up a sign designating the roadway as adopted and naming the group that has promised to keep the roadside clean.
- The county provides Worker's Compensation insurance.
Littering is Unlawful
To report illegal dumping in your neighborhood, call the dumping hotline at 527-7670. You will need to provide:
- Property address or directions to dump site.
- Nature of dump site.
- Your name and phone number for follow-up.
Where to get Information
Contact the Division of Solid Waste Management at (352) 527-7670 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org and Adopt A Highway TODAY!