Raleigh - The N.C. Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway Program is promoting the upcoming Litter Sweep which begins September 19, 2015. Volunteers, highway crews, inmates and others will participate in sprucing up litter prone highways.
Last year the fall Litter Sweep resulted in nearly a half-million pounds of litter being removed from our roadsides in 34,000 bags, with three-fifths, or 300,000 pounds being recycled glass, metal, plastic and paper.
NCDOT appreciates the ongoing efforts of our volunteer groups in the Adopt-A-Highway program, which removed almost four million pounds of litter during calendar year 2014. There are many sections of highway available in North Carolina for adoption in all 100 counties.
Applications for Adopt a Highway can be initiated by visiting the following website: https://www.ncdot.gov/programs/AAH/. Questions regarding application for Adopt a Highway and the sections available can be directed to your local county coordinator or by contacting Mike Causey, Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator at 919-707-2956.
"The combined effort of all our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers has a tremendously positive impact on our roadsides and communities in North Carolina," says Mike Causey, State Coordinator for the Adopt-A-Highway Program. "I hope many new volunteer groups will see the benefit to their communities and sign up to Adopt-A-Highway on our website."
For more information about Litter Sweep, call 1-800-331-5864 or visit the Office of Beautification website and click on "Litter Sweep."