The Recycling and Litter Prevention program is continuing to offer volunteer groups the opportunity to participate in the ADOPT-A-ROAD Program.
During the past 21 years, Fairfield County has maintained a Litter Prevention Program through annual grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Recycling and Litter Prevention, and the Coshocton, Fairfield, Licking, Perry Solid Waste District. While the Program has been quite diversified, two important elements have been volunteer participation and public awareness.
Groups / Organizations will be asked to accept responsibility for removing litter and other debris from a two mile section of County or Township Roadway. The purpose of the program is to instill community pride, raise public awareness, and to improve the appearance of our roadways in Fairfield County.
Any interested group would be responsible for cleaning a two mile section of roadway two to four times a year, for a two year period. In return, County Engineers or Township Trustees will install on-site signs displaying the name of the participating organization or group.
|Additionally, Fairfield County or the Township will provide transportation of collected materials to the Pine Grove Sanitary Landfill. The fee for the disposal of debris collected through this activity will be paid for through grant funds. The Lancaster/Fairfield County Community Action Recycling and Litter Prevention Program will also provide gloves and trash bags, as well as coordinate the activity with the County Engineer’s Office or Township Trustees.
If you have any questions please contact our Environmental Education Specialist at (740) 681-4423.
This program offers groups the satisfaction of making a contribution to their community through volunteer participation, and an inexpensive way to help correct a very serious environmental problem.