Lakeland establishes adopt a street program to 'put litter in its place' | Community Spirit
The City of Lakeland has implemented a new Adopt A Street Program to assist in cleaning up roadside litter.
The city is inviting volunteer groups or families to help put litter in its place.
It is anticipated that over 5,000 pounds of litter will be collected alongside major roads and streets in Lakeland this year, which would exceed last year’s figure of 3,468 pounds. That's a 44 percent increase.
Volunteers will be asked to conduct cleanups alongside roadways at least four times a year, specifically once during each season.
After one cleanup by the volunteers, the city will install a sign with the volunteers name proudly displayed along that corridor.
All roadside litter will be disposed of by the City of Lakeland.
The City of Lakeland will provide all materials and safety gear necessary for the cleanup program and a staff member will be present during the cleanup.
Recommended roadway cleanup projects will be about half a mile in length. Both sides of the roadway must be cleaned up.
For those interested in the program or for more information, contact Jesse McCabe at the City of Lakeland (867-2717 Ext 408 or JMccabe@lakelandtn.org) for specific information.