The Adopt-a-Road litter prevention initiative, sponsored by Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and Gwinnett County Department of Transportation, enables citizens to show their pride in Gwinnett and safely reduce the amount of unsightly trash and illegal signage alongside county roadways.Unkempt communities are more likely to have increased crime, decreased economic growth and a decline in quality of life. The litter prevention efforts of the Adopt-a-Road program directly benefit the community through litter prevention, greater civic involvement, and area beautification.
The 5 Easy Adopt-a-Road Steps:
1. Decide which road to adopt.
Since you will be checking it periodically, we suggest you pick a location convenient to your home, school or business. Or, we can make suggestions of suitable roads. Determine how many people will be needed to adopt the road, whether it is a safe and accessible area to pick up litter, if there is sufficient parking, etc.
2. Learn More About the Program.
Official Adopt-a-Road Agreement
3. Contact Us and Take Action.
Contact us to sign the “Adopt-A-Road Agreement,” confirming you will maintain the location for at least 12 months and have at least four cleanups during that time. Free garbage bags, “Men Working” signs and safety vests will be provided for your cleanup days.
4. Contact Us for Post Cleanup Pickup.
Gwinnett Clean & Beautiful and the Gwinnett Department of Transportation will arrange for the removal of the filled garbage bags. They will also remove litter, debris, or trash that is either too large, heavy, or hazardous for your group to remove.
5. Receive Recognition for your group’s hard work!
Each adopted section of road will be marked with two signs with your group’s name. We will order your signs and have them installed at the proper locations. However, the greater reward will be your group’s satisfaction in knowing they helped make Gwinnett County safer and cleaner.
Ready to Adopt-a-Road?
Contact us and we’ll send over an information packet and forms.
If you recently cleaned your adopted road and need to report the results, please use the Adopt-A-Road Post-Cleanup Form.