Adopt-a-Road litter cleanup campaign
The Village of Howard initiated the Adopt-a-Road program to allow groups to volunteer and support the state’s anti-litter efforts in a more direct way.
The Adopt-a-Road program helps reduce litter along Howard’s roadways, build village-wide support for state anti-litter and village beautification programs, and educate the traveling public to properly dispose of trash. Volunteer groups take responsibility for litter control on a village designated segment of local and/or county roadway, pick up litter on this segment at least two times per year between April 1 and November, and work with Village of Howard staff to schedule cleanup activities and abide by the program’s safety guidelines.
Any group organized for some special purpose or task can adopt a road, except partisan or political groups. Each group must provide one adult supervisor for every five or six volunteers. All volunteers must be at least 11 years of age or in the sixth grade. The Village of Howard provides approved work groups with safety vests, portable “people working” signs, trash bags, and trash bag pick-up and disposal. Additionally, each group will get two acknowledgment signs announcing the litter control sponsorship.
The village has identified 29 stretches of roadway for litter clean-up efforts. The segments range from .8 to 2.2 miles in length and are located throughout the more rural areas of the village. Interested groups can apply by contacting the Public Works Department.
Howard Public Works
1336 Cornell Road
Howard, WI 54313
- List of roads available for adoption
- Map of roadway segments
- Safety facts for volunteers
- Hazardous waste guidelines
- Program application form
- Volunteer organization work plan
- Clean up report
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Volunteers with Safe Haven Humane Society and Outreach Center are shown cleaning up litter along Velp Avenue as part of the new Adopt-a-Road program. The group adopted the stretch of Velp Avenue from Glendale Avenue to Woodale Avenue and will pick up litter in the area every spring and fall.