Adopt-a-County Road Cleanup Program
Enhance the quality of life in your community and gain recognition for your efforts!
Adopt-A-County Road offers organized efforts for local groups, businesses and even families to make a difference by committing to maintain large areas along our beautiful county roads.
Funded by the Porter County Commissioners and facilitated by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, this road cleanup program is similar to the State Highway “Adopt a Highway” program. The main goals of the program include:
- having organized volunteer groups dedicated to cleaning two mile stretches of county roads;
- providing heightened awareness regarding the negative impact of illegal dumping and the correct alternatives to properly disposal of waste; and
- instilling community pride and respect for our beautiful rural areas throughout Porter County.
In 2014, Adopt-A-County Road volunteers:
- cleaned more than 56.5 miles of county roads
- collected 49 bags of trash and 50 bags of recyclables
Adopt-A-County Road is easy to get involved in. We provide the trash bags and collect the trash and recyclables at the end of each outing. We also provide safety vests and “Working Ahead” and “Slow” signs to alert drivers that cruise past work sites.
Recognition signs are prominently placed on the adopted sections of roads, acknowledging the hard work of the dedicated volunteer groups.