The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to celebrate the 270 groups and organizations that help to clean up Oakland County roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Road program. The final round for the RCOC 2017 clean-up is Sept. 23 through Oct. 1.
“This is the final clean-up for the year and a good chance to get debris removed from our roadsides for the start of fall and before winter settles in,” RCOC Board Chairman Eric Wilson said. “We appreciate all the volunteer groups and organizations that take great pride by keeping Oakland roadsides clean and beautiful.”
Any group interested in adopting a paved county road section should call the RCOC Permits Division at 248-858-4891 or send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org. Participating organizations receive orange safety vests, training and garbage bags.
Additionally, RCOC erects signs at both ends of the designated road sections recognizing the volunteer groups responsible for the sections. Road segments are approved by the RCOC Board of Road Commissioners.
Participating groups are reminded to call the RCOC Permits Division to arrange pick up of litter bags after the clean-up. RCOC relies on groups to call and verify that contact information is current. Groups needing additional garbage bags or orange safety vests can also call the Permits Division.
Motorists can help augment the effort by slowing down when volunteers are seen picking up trash along roadways and join RCOC in reminding others not to litter. Groups are registered to clean up approximately 453 miles of roadway across Oakland County.
RCOC would also like to remind motorists not to litter. Residents can help too by keeping roadside catch basins in front of their homes free of leafs and debris so roads can properly drain throughout the fall and winter months.