The Keep Bartow Beautiful Adopt-a-Road Program is modeled after the Georgia Department of Transportation’s Adopt-a-Highway Program. Volunteers can adopt a stretch of Bartow County roadway, and help remove litter from that roadside.  (See links to forms below.)  Volunteers were able to adopt sections of state routes through Adopt-a-Highway  until 2015.  Bartow citizens/businesses/or groups (upon committee approval) can still adopt roads maintained by Bartow County Government. Adopting a roadway benefits everyone as it:

• saves taxpayer dollars
• provides recognition for participating companies and organizations
• raises public awareness of the costs of littering
• improves the environment
• promotes civic responsibility and pride
• provides assistance to the cleaning of city and county roadways

Adopt-a-Road sponsors help their community reduce litter removal costs. In Bartow County alone, three litter crews work regularly to pick up the roads, at a cost of over $100,000 annually. The state of Georgia spends an additional $11,000,000 annually to remove roadside trash along state highways and interstates.
Any civic-minded group, business, industry or individual is welcome to apply for participation in the Adopt-a-Road program. CLICK HERE for a current list of Adopt A Road Program Participants
• adopt at least a one-mile stretch of county/city roadway
• remove litter from that roadway at least four times a year
• file quarterly reports of that removal with Keep Bartow Beautiful

Each adopter will receive:
• a packet of information on the Adopt-a-Road program
• two signs, placed on the adopted area, with the adopter’s name
• safety training
• safety vests, gloves, and trash bags
Adopt A Road Annual Project Summary 2016

To receive an information packet with application forms, call 770-387-5167 or click here to print 1-Adopt a Road Letter  1A- Planning your event  , 2-Adopt A Road rules3-Adopt A Road Agreement, 4-Safety Requirements, 5-Adopt A Road Release Form, 6-Adopt A Road Quarterly Report Form ,

Please leave your name, phone number and mailing address. Or you may mail info to Keep Bartow Beautiful, P.O. Box 786, Cartersville, GA 30120.