The Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) continues to celebrate the more than 300 groups and organizations that help to clean up Oakland County roadsides by participating in the Adopt-A-Road program. This year’s first round of road cleanup activities is scheduled for July 18-26.
The spring cleanup was cancelled due to the coronavirus. There will be a fall cleanup that is scheduled for Sept. 26-Oct. 4.
In accordance with the governor’s recent Executive Order and to keep volunteers safe, participants are required to wear a mask and practice social distancing of six feet or more (masks will be provided if needed).
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. Interested organizations will receive orange safety vests, training and garbage bags.
Additionally, RCOC will erect 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. Additionally, RCOC relies on groups to call and verify that contact information is current. Groups needing additional garbage bags, masks 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 481 miles of county roads across Oakland County.
RCOC would also like to remind motorists to not throw cigarette butts out the window due to current dry conditions that could potentially cause a fire.
For more information on the RCOC Adopt-A-Road program, visit: Road Commission for Oakland County Adopt-A-Road.