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.
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.
- 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.
For more information visit txdot.gov