Littering is an ongoing problem in Columbia County as well as nationally. The Adopt A Mile program helps maintain a clean environment and strengthen pride in our community. Plus, it's a great way for your organization to be recognized for their efforts!
Only County Maintained roads are available for adoption. You can request a road or we can suggest one for you. A minimum of one mile is required. To adopt a State highway, contact the Georgia Department of Transportation at (404) 635-8223. For safety reasons, some roads may be ineligible for adoption (narrow or no shoulders, or roads with limited sight distances).
Who can participate?
The Adopt A Mile program is open to any individual, family, civic, business or church group. Participants must be at least 12 years old. Groups with members younger than 18 years old must be supervised by an adult.. At least 1 adult is required for every 3 volunteers under the age of 18 years old.
What is expected of an adoptee?
The group agrees to adopt a minimum of one mile of roadway. A one mile section includes both sides of the road. The group also agrees to hold a litter pick up event at least 4 times a year. It is recommended to have a cleanup once each season (Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall).
What materials are needed?
Keep Columbia County Beautiful will provide the following items: litter bags, gloves and orange safety vests. A limited number of trash grabbers are available and are first come, first serve. The organization agrees to notify us of planned cleanup events at least one (1) week in advance to ensure equipment availability.
Who do I contact to get more information or to get started?
It's easy to get started! Contact our Adopt A Mile Coordinator by email or by calling 706-650-4980 and we will send you all of the necessary forms. After the first pickup as been completed and reported, KCCB will arrange for an 18x24 Adopt A Road sign to be erected at both location points.
Adopt a Mile Forms