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                                                                                                                             May 16, 2015

 

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Adopt-A-Highway Award Program Announced

 The Berkeley County Solid Waste Authority (BCSWA) and Apple Valley Waste announce the initiation of a new litter reduction award program. The purpose of the award program is to encourage Berkeley County individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies, fraternities and community groups to participate in the West Virginia Adopt-A-Highway Program. The Adopt-A-Highway Program is co-sponsored by the Division of Highways and the Department of Environmental Protection. It was established in the late 1980's under the WV-DNR (now a REAP Program) to improve the quality of our environment by encouraging public involvement in the elimination of highway litter. The objective is to save taxpayer money by increasing public awareness and to serve as an educational tool by focusing on the consequences of litter. The program offers volunteers the opportunity to take charge of their own environment by making a positive effort to create a cleaner, more aesthetic place in which to live.  More about the Adopt-A-Highway Program can be found at: http://www.dep.wv.gov/dlr/reap/aah/pages/default.aspx

 

Any individual, family, church, business, school, civic organization, government agency, fraternity or community group formally participating in the Adopt-A-Highway program can participate in the award program. Winners will be determined by REAP and will be based on the highest tonnage of litter cleaned up and reported to REAP from the roadside cleanup efforts. First place will be $300.00 in cash, 2nd place will be $200.00 in cash and 3rd place will be $100.00 in cash. The deadline for participation is October 1, 2015. The cash prizes are being co-funded by the BCSWA and Apple Valley Waste.

 

Should you have any questions or comments, feel free to contact the BCSWA office at 304-267-9370 or berkeleycountyswa@msn.com