Adopt a Roadway

Sponsored by WeTHRIVE! Anderson Committee

Concept

Litter on the Township roads is a continuing issue. This program is modeled after the “Adopt a Highway” programs that have been successful in keeping roads and other areas litter-free. This effort is designed to work through Homeowners and Business Associations, Neighborhood and Business Watch programs, individuals and other public and private organizations within the Township by having them adopt a Township Road that is bordering their neighborhood and organizing to periodically pick up litter on the adopted road. 

Support

The Township will provide gloves and bags used for the pickups. The bags will be left at the side of the road and picked up by the Township Public Works Department. The Township will provide liability release forms for the individuals or organizations participating to complete Adopt-a-Roadway registration. Any hazardous materials encountered during a pickup event will be left in place. After notification of these “finds” is given to the Township, appropriate Township personnel will go to the site and remove such materials. 

Neighborhoods

We ask that groups rally their neighbors to ask for the involvement.  It is hoped that the clean ups will happen multiple times a year, one of which could co-inside with the Township’s Great American Cleanup day in the spring. However, it is up to the individual or group when they wish to participate.  Anderson Township can provide instructions, clean up materials and ask that the liability forms are returned to the Township. 

Recognition

Neighborhoods and the roads they have adopted will be listed on the Township website and periodically in Township publications. In addition, Anderson Township has received a grant from the Ohio EPA to provide designated signage on adopted roads, identifying the individual or group that is maintaining each road.

How

If you or your group are interested in the Adopt-a-Roadway program, please call or email Sarah Donovan at 688-8400 Ext. 1181 or sdonovan@andersontownship.org. She will answer any questions you have and can suggest specific roads that would be appropriate for your group to adopt.

Designated Volunteers Route Map

Release Form