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Adopt A Highway Anniversary March 9

March 9, 2023- The original Adopt-a-Highway program began right here in Texas on March 9 1985. Adopt-a-Highway is a nationally and internationally recognized litter-prevention effort, to save tax-payers’ money and to keep the highways clean. Currently there are approximately 3,400 groups are participating all across Texas to help keep the highways clean.

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We celebrate the anniversary of this program to keep our highways clean. We give our thanks those who have adopted highways and kept them clean for everyone who uses them.


  • You adopt a two-mile stretch of highway for a minimum of two years. Note: Interstate highways are not eligible for adoption.
  • You agree to pickup litter four times per year- more in some areas due to heavy traffic.
  • Adopt-a-Highway signs will be posted with your group’s name at your adopted section.
  • Adopt-a-Highway will provide your volunteers with safety vests, litterbags and safety training.
  • You bask in the glory of claiming a piece of Texas pride.

Why adopt?

  • Texas is growing by leaps and bounds, and the surging population means more cars on our roadways and, unfortunately, more trash.
  • Although nearly 90 percent of litter on Texas highways is removed by paid contractors, volunteer efforts significantly reduce litter cleanup costs and save taxpayers money.
  • It’s a free, easy way for groups to help beautify their communities.
  • Motorists respond. Seeing volunteers at work resonates with would-be offenders.

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Author: Ethan Klein

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