Each year ODOT spends approximately $3 million on litter removal. The Adopt-A-Highway program enables ODOT to save taxpayers money, allows work crews more time for road maintenance and construction projects, and also allows Ohioans to assist in keeping their state litter free.
There are over 1,800 groups currently involved in the Adopt-A-Highway program. Each year these groups assist ODOT by picking up more than 200,000 bags of trash.
When a group participates in the Adopt-A-Highway program, group members agree to clean a two-mile section of roadway at least four times a year, for a renewable two year period.
ODOT provides groups with gloves, trash bags, safety vests, and training needed to work safely along the roadways.
To recognize the group’s effort, ODOT will install a sign with the groups’ name at each end of their adopted section of roadway.
With summer quickly approaching it is a great time to be outdoors, if your group is interested in the Adopt-A-Highway program please contact ODOT District 10 Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator, Ashley Gates, at 740-568-3943.
Application for Adopt-A-Highway Program
Adopt-A-Highway brochure for groups
Adopt-A-Highway Group Release Form