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Adopt a Road Guidelines


  • The Adopt-A-Road Program is open to any family, civic or non-profit organization, school, environmental group, commercial or private enterprise.
  • Adopt a minimum of 1 mile section of right-of-way adjacent to the adopted road for litter removal at least four times per year.  Roadways are adopted for a minimum of two years.
  • Conduct safety meetings and pre-task briefing prior to each litter removal date.
  • Contact the Keep Charlotte Beautiful Coordinator at 941-764-4390 to schedule supply pick-up (i.e. vests, cautionary traffic control signs, and litterbags), one week prior to anticipated litter removal date.
  • Have each participating member, 18 and over, sign the Adult Release Form before the litter removal and turn into Keep Charlotte Beautiful Coordinator when dropping off your productivity report.
  • Persons under the age of 18 are allowed to participate in litter removal with express written consent of such person’s parent or legal guardian in the form of a Youth Release Form.  The signed Youth Release Form must be returned to the Keep Charlotte Beautiful Coordinator along with all other cleanup paperwork following the cleanup.
  • Instruct each participating member to read and follow Roadside Safety Recommendations prior to each litter removal.
  • Have each participating member wear a safety vest provided by Keep Charlotte Beautiful during litter removal.
  • Place cautionary traffic control signs which have been provided by Keep Charlotte Beautiful near the adopted road during litter removal.
  • Remove litter during daylight hours only.
  • Remove litter during good weather conditions only.
  • Park any vehicles clear of the adopted road and at least 20″ from the edge of pavement.
  • Place filled trash bags at the Adopt-A-Road sign for pick up and disposal by Waste Management. Alert KCB Coordinator, as to location after cleanup.
  • Fill and submit the Productivity Report Form online or mail to Keep Charlotte Beautiful Coordinator, Keep Charlotte Beautiful, 25550 Harbor View Rd., Port Charlotte, Florida 33980, within two days after each litter removal along with all waivers.
  • Return cautionary traffic control signs to Keep Charlotte Beautiful no later than  two days after litter removal is complete.