RALEIGH – Keeping North Carolina clean may get some help from a new tool that shows folks interested in adopting or sponsoring a highway which routes are available for cleanup in all 100 North Carolina counties.
The North Carolina Department of Transportation’s Roadside Environmental Unit has launched a new litter management website and interactive map 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,” Don Lee, state roadside environmental engineer, said in a statement. “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.