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May 23, 2019

Improved Litter Website Makes it Easier to Sponsor or Adopt-A-Highway

Those interested in adopting or sponsoring a highway now have a user-friendly tool that shows routes available for cleanup in all 100 North Carolina counties thanks to a new litter management website and interactive map.

The N.C. Department of Transportation’s Roadside Environmental Unit has launched a website that helps current volunteers see where their assigned roadways are, markets the Sponsor-A-Highway program, and makes it easier for volunteers to report the amount of litter collected.

“This is the first step in efforts to ensure North Carolina looks its best for all those who work, live and visit here,” says Don Lee, state roadside environmental engineer. “The interactive map and reporting features make it much easier for the public to let us know where cleanup is needed, and also provides a way for them to get involved.”

In 2017, nearly 5,000 Adopt-A-Highway groups removed more than 474 tons of litter from almost 10,000 miles of state roadways. More information on joining the Adopt-A-Highway and the Sponsor-A-Highwayprograms can be found on the NCDOT website.

About The Author

Andy has worked in broadcasting around Western North Carolina over the last 17 years. He serves as the Operations Manager and Program Director for WRGC and WBHN. “I’ve been with the crew here at Five Forty Broadcasting since the idea of bringing the station back to Jackson County at 540-AM. I feel a personal connection with community radio and the area”. In the past, Andy has worked with iHeart Media and Sky Country Broadcasting. He resides in Haywood County.

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