DelDOT: Imagine a Litter Free Delaware Day on October 2nd

by Dave on August 26, 2010

The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) announces that it will host it’s Sixth Annual “Imagine A Litter-Free Delaware” Clean Up Day on Saturday, October 2. DelDOT has designated this as a statewide cleanup day when everyone is invited to come out to clean Delaware’s roads, highways and community areas. This is also a perfect time for everyone to stop and consider what a litter-free Delaware would look like, and do what they can to make our state a cleaner and healthier place.

It’s also a great day for Adopt-A-Highway volunteers and/or Adopt-A-Bike Path volunteers to do one of their annual clean ups. Businesses, citizens, and homeowners are also being asked to ensure that trash is well contained, to pick up debris blowing around their property and to step outside to sweep a sidewalk, pick up sticks, or rake up some leaves.

In addition, Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks is requesting that DelDOT maintenance forces pay special attention to cleaning Delaware’s roadsides during the week of October 4-8, 2010. So you will see DelDOT crews out in force too!

If interested, register on our Web site, www.deldot.gov, under Hot Topics or by contacting the Office of Public Relations at 302-760-2080 or 1-800-652-5600. This year the deadline for registration has been extended to October 1, 2010. No telephone registrations please. There is no fee to participate, just a desire to have fun!

Of course, be sure to think “Safety First!” Anyone cleaning roadways should visit the nearest DelDOT district office to obtain safety information, safety vests and trash bags during the week of September 27-October 1, 2010. Following the cleanup, participants should either dispose of the trash themselves (i.e., via household trash pick up, landfill, etc.), or place it near a highway sign for DelDOT to pick up. If you need DelDOT to remove the trash bags, please call the nearest DelDOT district office to request DelDOT to remove them as soon as possible.

The rain date for the event will be Sunday, October 3, 2010.

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