Help Clean Up Missouri and Sponsor A Highway
Cleaning up Missouri’s roadsides just got a little easier for some people. The Missouri Department of Transportation recently began offering a new litter cleanup program for Missourians who want to do help make a difference and clean up our state.
The new Sponsor-A-Highway program will complement MoDOT’s current Adopt-A-Highway program and offer one more way for citizens to clean up Missouri. Groups or organizations can sponsor a highway in the Kansas City and Saint Louis areas and pay a private group, Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Services of America, Inc., to do litter cleanup and other services on their behalf.
MoDOT spends about $5-$6 million annually to clean up litter, and that doesn’t include the efforts of the volunteers in our Adopt-A-Highway program. The Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Services of America, Inc. has been in business for more than 20 years and provides litter removal services in 12 other states. Their goal is to provide MoDOT with a resource for cleaning highways.
Roadside sections that are sponsored are cleaned at least once a month, or more if needed. Sponsors will still receive a sign with their name and logo on it, denoting the highway section they have sponsored, similar to the signs other groups receive for adopting highways. The sponsors will pay the contracted company based on the amount of highway cleaned and how often their sponsored area is to be cleaned.
The Adopt-A-Highway program began in Missouri in 1987, and currently 3,900 groups have adopted more than 5,500 miles of Missouri roadways for litter cleanup and other services.
To sponsor a highway please call 800-831-0821 or visit www.adoptahighway.net