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ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY Litter Control Program

During the summer and fall seasons, Adopt-A-Highway groups pick up litter that has accumulated along County highways from over the winter and spring months, which is not so appealing to tourists and everyday motorists.  While these clean-ups help to make our highway right-of-ways less cluttered, it is also helping our environment stay cleaner.

 

Walworth County’s Adopt-A-Highway program allows groups the opportunity to make a contribution to our County while controlling the litter along County highways.  Each group picks up litter at least 3 times a year between April 1st and November 1st or additional times if they so wish.  Groups do not work in dangerous areas, such as medians, bridges or steep slopes. Safety vests, trash bags, two portable “people working” signs, a safety training video and two signs with the group’s name placed at each end of the highway clean-up section are provided to each group as part of the program. All workers must be at least 11 years old or in 6th grade.  Each group must provide one adult supervisor for every 5 or 6 workers. When clean-ups are completed, County workers will remove and dispose of the bags of trash.  Since the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up sections are on a first come, first serve basis, groups may be placed on a waiting list for future opportunities.

 

If your group would like to join Adopt-A-Highway or if you have further questions about the program, please contact: Amy Limones at the Public Works Department at 262-741-3114 or by email at alimones@co.walworth.wi.us.

 

Help Keep Walworth County’s Roadsides Beautiful!

Ø   Help reduce litter along Walworth County’s highways

Ø  Help build county wide support for the anti-litter and highway beautification program

Ø  Help educate the traveling public to properly dispose of litter

Ø  Enhance the environment and beautify Wisconsin’s roadsides

Ø Gain recognition from the efforts of your group

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Modified: June 09, 2017

 
 

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