Adopt a Highway: Mark your calendars for National CleanUp Day

By Mary Currie / ADOT Adopt a Highway

National Cleanup DayCalling all Adopt a Highway volunteers!

National CleanUp Day is coming up on Saturday, Sept. 21. This is a day set aside for individuals and organizations to unite for the purpose of reducing litter in their communities in every part of the world.

Last year, Adopt a Highway groups turned out around the state to clean up their adopted highway segments. All together these teams succeeded in a collecting more than 200 bags of litter from Arizona's highways.

We're encouraging ADOT Adopt a Highway volunteer groups to participate in National CleanUp Day by contacting their ADOT district office to schedule to be out on the 21st. Participating groups must report their litter within three days so that litter collection results may be shared with volunteers.

The Adopt a Highway team plans to visit as many volunteer groups around the state as logistics allow. If you would like to participate, please send the following information to [email protected] and we will do our best to visit you!

Group Contact Name/phone: 
Sign Name:
Mileposts:
Cleanup (start time):
Cleanup (end time):

All respondents will receive notification from me prior to National CleanUp Day.

We encourage you to send us your group photos for possible use in in an upcoming ADOT blog, and we'd love to see and share your cleanup photos on social media. Please use the hashtag #NationalCleanUpDay and tag your photos with @ArizonaDOT. 

Thank you for considering National Clean UpDay as an opportunity to help reduce litter along our highways.

Arizona, Keep It Grand!


Editor's Note:  The author oversees ADOT Adopt a Highway programs.