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Adopt - A - Highway Program

 

 

 How It Started...

 

The Texas Department of Transportation started the first Adopt-A-Highway Program in 1985. Ohioans traveling through Texas saw the blue and white signs and the litter free roads. They came back and wrote some letters to the Governor about starting an Adopt-A-Highway Program here. In the fall of 1989, three districts tried out a pilot program. As more people found out about the program, interest spread. The following spring, Adopt-A-Highway became official and was implemented statewide.

 

 How It Works...

 

Volunteer groups adopt a two mile section or an interchange along a State Route, United States Route or Interstate. Groups who sign up with the program adopt for two years. We ask that they pick up a minimum of four times each year. Participants in Adopt-A-Highway should be volunteers and not paid to pick up litter. Groups can partner with others in adopting, but may not pay another group to pick up litter. The Department of Transportation will provide safety training, trash bags, disposable safety vests and two signs to be used at the beginning of the two mile section. The only cost to each group is their time.

 

 How It's Grown...

 

Ohio has over 1,400 groups, with at least one group in each county. In addition to Adopt-A-Highway volunteers, prison inmates and Department of Transportation employees also pick up litter along Ohio's highways.

 

 How You Can Help...

 

 Contact your local District Coordinator for information on how to participate in the program.

 Click on the link above to get started!
 

  
 

 Participation Forms (Submit to District Coordinator)

 
  
  
AAH Application.pdf
  
AAH Permit.PDF
  
AAH Release.pdf
  
Parent or Guardian Consent and Release Form.PDF
  
 

 Media Recognition & Articles

 
  
  
Adopt A Highway in Iraq.doc
  
Adopt A Highway Newsletter.pdf
  
Litterbugs Leave Costly Tab.doc
  
 

 For Your Safety

 
  
  
AAH Safety Briefing Sheet.pdf
  
Meth Lab Waste Brochure.pdf
  
Meth Presentation.pdf
  
Recognizing Meth Lab Waste.pdf
  
 

 Additional Program Information

 
 

 Useful Links

 
 

 Pick Up Reporting

 
 

 Event Pictures