Every year thousands of visitors get their first glimpse of our County from their car window as they travel our roads. First impressions can be lasting. Do we want them to see miles of roadway cluttered with litter? Or clean, green tree lined roads that represent the County’s natural beauty?
Since February 1996, Sumter County’s Adopt-A-Highway program has helped improve the appearance of county rights-of way throughout Sumter County. The program has reduced the cost of litter removal. Efforts from organizations and individuals participating in the program, eases the load on our road crews, enabling them to devote more time to road maintenance and special road projects.
WHAT DOES “ADOPTION” CONSIST OF?
A group or individual commits to taking care of at least a two (2) mile segment of road for two (2) years.
A total of four (4) pick-ups per year
A safety video must be viewed by the group/organization before a pickup can be done.
There’s no cost to the group or individual
The County supplies safety vests, trash bags, and “Work Zone” signs for each scheduled pick up
The County also installs blue Adopt-A-Highway signs crediting your group/organization
The County provides pick up service for roadside trash left at sign.