NCDOT Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Prepare for Fall Litter Sweep

NCDOT Adopt-A-Highway Volunteers Prepare for Fall Litter Sweep
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September 1, 2015

The North Carolina Department of Transportation's (NCDOT) Adopt-A-Highway Program is promoting the upcoming statewide Fall Litter Sweep that begins on September 19, 2015. Volunteers, highway crews, inmates and others will participate in sprucing up litter prone highways.

NCDOT says that last year, the Fall Litter Sweep resulted in nearly a half-million pounds of litter being removed from North Carolina roadsides in 34,000 bags, with three-fifths, or 300,000 pounds being recycled glass, metal, plastic and paper.

Last year, NCDOT says that the Adopt-A-Highway program was responsible or removing almost four million pounds of litter from NC roads. This being said, there are many sections of highway all across the state currently available for adoption.

"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."

Applications for Adopt-A-Highway can be initiated here.

For more information about the Fall Litter Sweep, call 1-800-331-5864.