Adopt-A-County Road offers organized efforts for local groups, businesses and even families to make a difference by committing to maintain two mile stretches of Porter County’s beautiful county roads. This program helps improve our quality of life by maintaining safe and clean roadways while keeping trash from contaminating soil and groundwater.
Funded by the Porter County Commissioners and facilitated by the Recycling and Waste Reduction District of Porter County, this road cleanup program is similar to the State Highway “Adopt a Highway” program. The main goals of the program include:
- Heightened awareness around the negative impact of illegal dumping and the proper waste disposal alternatives
- Community pride and respect for the beautiful rural areas throughout Porter County
Adopt-A-County Road is easy to get involved in. We provide trash bags for each group and collect the trash and recyclables at the end of each outing. We also provide safety vests and “Working Ahead” and “Slow” signs to alert drivers that cruise past work sites.
Recognition signs are prominently placed on the adopted sections of roads, acknowledging the hard work of the dedicated volunteer groups.
For more information about the program or to sign up a group, please review the ACR brochure and then call us at (219) 465-3694, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact us.
Making a Difference in Porter County
In 2020, Adopt-A-County Road 124 volunteers and PACT workers cleaned 78.3 miles of Porter County roads and collected 297 bags of trash!
Thanks to the groups that have adopted a county road:
200 E. Neighbors
Friends of Portage Twp. Foundation, Inc.
Keen Family and Friends
Sue and Rob Klett
Lake of the Woods Club
Taylor Family Farms