CELEBRATING 30+ YEARS OF SUCCESS.
The Texas born and Texas proud Adopt-a-Highway program has grown from a two-mile stretch in Tyler to an internationally recognized model for roadway litter prevention.
The hard work and dedication of 3,800 volunteer groups saves the state $3+ million a year in litter pickup. Special thanks go to the 147 groups who have gone the extra two miles to keep Texas beautiful for 20 years or more.
3,800 groups currently participating in the Texas Adopt-a-Highway program.
1 million volunteers participate every year nationwide.
00,000 miles of roadways cleaned nationwide every year is equal to 62.5 times the diameter of Earth.
90,000 programs worldwide. Other participating countries include: Canada, Mexico, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Great Britain, and Ireland.
In 2014, 11,000+ volunteers picked up 354,300 lbs. of litter and debris. That weighs the same as 35 elephants.
$3+ million: the approximate amount the program saves the state of Texas every year in litter pickup.
* Estimated total miles covered are based on the reporting from Adopt-A-Highway groups participating in Trash-Off events from 1987-2014.
† Mid Atlantic Solid Waste Consultants. Keep America Beautiful. Inc. 2009 National Visible Litter Survey and Litter Cost Study. 2009.
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