Adopt-A-Highway underway

The Michigan Department of Transportation wishes to advise motorists that the third and final Adopt-A-Highway cleanup event is underway and slated to conclude Saturday.

The latest cleanup period started this past weekend.

Volunteers in Michigan have been participating in the program since 1990. Adopt-A-Highway volunteers collect more than 60,000 bags of trash annually. The program has grown to involve more than 2,800 groups cleaning 6,400 miles of highway.

Motorists should be on the lookout for volunteers wearing high-visibility, yellow-green safety vests. MDOT provides free vests and trash bags, and arranges to haul away the trash.

Several landfills in southwestern Michigan, including Westside Landfill in Fabius Township, are also chipping in to help the Adopt-A-Highway Program this year, as they have agreed to accept trash generated by the three annual pickups at no charge. In exchange, these businesses will receive a sign recognizing their support.

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