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Adopt-A-Highway Program Is FREE And A Great Way To Support Your Community

Nov 05, 2013

The New Jersey Clean Communities Council (NJCCC) is working with the NewJersey Department of Transportation (NJDOT) to resurrect the volunteer State Adopt-a-Highway Program. The NJCCC has contacted NJ CAR in an effort to invite dealers to join the Program and adopt one-mile segments of New Jersey highways, and keep them free of litter four times per year.Anyone interested in joining the Adopt-a-Highway Program, must first file an application at, requesting permission to adopt a one-mile section of highway at a specific location. NJDOT will review all applications and either approve (or disapprove) the location requested.Once the application has been approved, the dealership and NJCCC must execute a contract in which the dealership commits to provide volunteers to clean a one-mile segment of highway four (4) times per year for two (2) years. The NJCCC will provide supplies and will conduct safety training. The NJDOT will place two signs, bearing the name of the sponsoring business, at each end of the one-mile stretch, and will pick-up and dispose of trash that has been collected during each clean up.Unlike the Sponsor-A-Highway Program, there is no charge to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program.The Program is a great advertising opportunity, with little effort and no financial commitment required. Guidelines and forms can be accessed at If you need more information, or have any questions, please contact Sandy Huber, Executive Director of the New Jersey Clean Communities Council at 609.989.5900 or send an e-mail to [email protected].