It is a public service program for volunteers
to pick up litter along Otter Tail County
It is a way for environmentally conscious
citizens to make a personal contribution
to a cleaner environment.
SHOULD YOU CARE?
Litter is unsightly. It destroys the natural
beauty of Otter Tail County's roadsides.
Litter is expensive to pick up. Otter Tail
County spends approximately $10,000.00 per
year picking up litter with Mn/DOT spending
approximately $2,000,000.00 per year to
remove litter from State Highways across
Litter-free County Highways say "Welcome"
to visitors in Otter Tail County and make
us proud to be Minnesotans.
DOES OTTER TAIL COUNTY'S ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY
groups, churches, businesses, individuals
or other interested parties adopt a County
Highway by picking up litter along both
sides of the roadway for at least two years.
groups agree to:
Adopt a County Highway for a minimum of
Select a segment of County Highway at least
two miles in length.
Pick up the litter along both sides of the
County Highway at least two times per year.
Otter Tail County Highway Department will:
WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW?
Provide high visibility vests, trash bags
and safety information.
Remove filled trash bags from the road sides
and remove large, heavy or hazardous items.
Erect a 2.5 ft by 4 ft. sign to recognize
your group's efforts.
The Otter Tail County Highway Department
will help your group select a County Highway
Your group's representative will sign an
agreement on behalf of your entire group.
All participants must review the safety
information provided by the Otter Tail County
Highway Department before every pick up.
Participants must be at least 12 years old,
unless written permission is obtained from
the Otter Tail County Highway Department.
Participants 18 years of age or younger
must have adequate adult supervision.
Work may not be allowed on or near holidays.
Groups shall leave filled trash bags along
the roadside as specified by the Otter Tail
County Highway Department. Groups are encouraged
to recycle materials for their own benefit.
DO YOU SIGN UP?
you would like to Adopt A County Highway,
Feel free to download and fill out the Adopt-A-Highway
Agreement (below) then please stop by, call,
or write to the Otter
Tail County Highway Department.
also review the Safety Tips!!
Note: Agreement is in Adobe
Acrobat format (PDF) and requires Acrobat
Reader to open.