ADOPT-AN-AREA

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Volunteers Needed: Don't Pass It Up, Pick It Up!

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The Adopt-An-Area Program is a great community service project sponsored by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District, Montgomery County Engineer's Office and our partner municipalities. The program offers individuals, families, groups, and businesses the opportunity to commit to keeping a clean and beautiful Montgomery County by adopting a road, street, lot or other public area that has a problem with litter.

The Adopt-An-Area Program is all about volunteers making a difference in their own backyards. It builds cohesiveness within your group as you work together to provide a vital community service.

Personalized Adopt-An-Area signs are placed at your adopted area. You group will also receive promotional items, media/web coverage, invitations to special Solid Waste District events, and more. We offer complete safety training, bags, vests, and trash disposal supplies for Adopt-An-Area participants.

Here's how to get started:

1. Choose an area in Montgomery County that you would like to adopt. (State routes are excluded.) Choose between one and four miles for streets and roads. We recommend that you adopt one mile for every 10 participants. We can help you find an area if needed.

2. Complete the contract agreement, which is for a period of two years.

3. Have all participants (or parents, for minors) fill out the liability release form. Participants must be at least 12 years old.

4. Clean your approved area at least three times each year -- once in April or May and once in August or September. A summer cleanup is encouraged.

If you are interested in adopting a portion of a state route or highway, visit the Ohio Department of Transportation at www.dot.state.oh.us and click on Adopt-A-Highway.

If you are interested in adopting a roadway in the City of Trotwood, visit the City of Trotwood's Adopt-A-Roadway program.