City launches Adopt-a-Roadway program

City launches Adopt-a-Roadway program
Posted on 01/21/2013

From time to time, residents have approached city staff to ask about the possibility of organizing roadside cleanup efforts. As a result of those inquiries, Cottonwood Heights will sponsor a new Adopt-a-Roadway program beginning in 2013.

“I think it’s service work that will definitely benefit the city,” said Public Works Director Mike Allen.

Groups of at least ten individuals may apply to sponsor the cleanup of certain roads throughout the city. It is a two-year volunteer commitment, and groups must agree to organize a cleanup effort at least once every three months.

While sponsor groups are responsible to provide manpower for the cleanup and educate themselves on the city’s safety guidelines, the city will provide safety vests, trash bags and signs along the roadway in recognition of sponsor groups. The city will also remove full trash bags from roadsides after the cleanup.

If you are interested in applying to sponsor a road in Cottonwood Heights, please contact Mike Allen at 801-944-7090 or to get a complete copy of the program overview and an application.