Adopt a Highway: Save the date Sept. 16 is National CleanUp Day

Adopt a Highway: Save the date Sept. 16 is National CleanUp Day

By Mary Currie / ADOT Communications
August 2, 2023
A woman removes litter from a highway shoulder in a rural, desert area with mountains in the distant background.

Welcome one and all! Whether you are an existing Adopt a Highway volunteer group or want to pitch-in for one day. This year National CleanUp Day is Saturday, Sept. 16—only seven weeks away. The day is set aside for civic-minded individuals and organizations to unite for the purpose of reducing litter in their communities along state highways.

Now is the time to gather volunteers and plan your cleanup. A registration notification and link will be sent in the coming weeks for new and existing volunteer groups to register with ADOT. 

We ask all groups to report litter bag collection totals within three days of the event. The data is then used to measure and track the amount of litter removed from Arizona’s highways. In 2022, more than 215 Adopt a Highway volunteers collected 2.3 tons of litter in one day. The second largest haul of litter in our five-year history of National CleanUp Day participation.

The Adopt a Highway team plans to visit as many volunteer groups as logistics allow. If your clean up is along our route, we will contact you before Sept. 16 to coordinate details. 

Thank you for considering National CleanUp Day as an opportunity to volunteer and help reduce litter along state highways. 

Arizona, Keep It Grand!

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