Adopt a Highway
With more than 100,000 acres of right-of-way to maintain along a State Highway System that stretches almost 16,500 miles, you might imagine that litter can become quite a problem. In 2012 alone, the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department spent more than $4.8 million and 100,000 man-hours picking up 58,536 cubic yards of litter. That’s a lot of trash along our highways!
Your organization can help reduce the impact litter has on our environment by participating in the Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department Adopt A Highway program. Since 1987, more than 2,500 organizations have adopted stretches of Arkansas highways across the state. The Adopt A Highway program has increased public awareness of what it takes to maintain the highway right-of-way while providing an opportunity for volunteers to become personally involved in keeping Arkansas beautiful.
When you adopt an Arkansas highway, we will:
- Coordinate litter pick-up activities with your organization and monitor for safety;
- Furnish safety vests, advance warning signs and trash bags;
- Dispose of trash bags you fill with litter;
- Install signs printed with your organization’s name to provide public recognition of the community service you are providing.
To receive more information about adopting an Arkansas highway, please complete the form below: