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Adopt-A-CountyRoad this year and keep your corner of the world cleaner

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Make 2019 the year you plan to make a difference in the world around you, while spending more time outdoors, getting fresh air and exercise.

Porter County Recycling & Waste Reduction is seeking volunteer groups to participate in the Adopt-A-County-Road Program. Community groups, businesses, and even families can pledge to clean two mile stretches of unincorporated county roads and properly dispose of waste.

Groups will earn prominently placed recognition signs on their adopted sections of roads to acknowledge their hard work.

Funded by the Porter County Commissioners, this road cleanup program is similar to the State Highway “Adopt-a-Highway” program. Porter County Recycling provides the trash bags and collects the waste at the end of each outing. The district also provides safety vests and “Working Ahead” and “Slow” signs to alert drivers that cruise past work sites.

“We have found some families and groups are already cleaning roads on their own,” said Therese Haller, executive director of Porter County Recycling. “We want people to know we’ll help them with supplies and caution signs and give them the recognition they deserve.”

In 2018, Adopt-A-County-Road participants, consisting of 124 volunteers and PACT workers, cleaned more than 125.5 miles of county roads and collected 304 bags of trash. Participants included Rigg Roadies; Keen family and friends; Friends of Portage Township Foundation Inc.; 200E Neighbors; Taylor Family Farms; Lake of the Woods Club; Kouts Lions; Sue and Rob Klett; and the Shanta and Kosky families.

For more information, visit or call (219) 465-3694.


Posted 1/5/2019




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