The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is pleased to announce that nearly 900 people will participate in it’s Fourth Annual  “Imagine A Litter Free Delaware” Clean Up Day set for this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.   Many of those who registered are current Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who will be cleaning Delaware roadsides, but individuals, businesses and civic groups have also made the commitment to clean neighborhoods and communities throughout the state.


The Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is pleased to announce that nearly 900 people will participate in it’s Fourth Annual  “Imagine A Litter Free Delaware” Clean Up Day set for this Saturday, Sept. 27, 2008.   Many of those who registered are current Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who will be cleaning Delaware roadsides, but individuals, businesses and civic groups have also made the commitment to clean neighborhoods and communities throughout the state. 

Now that registration is complete, DelDOT and those who registered will be concentrating on the task at hand….cleaning up Delaware.  Each year, DelDOT removes approximately 100,000 bags of litter from roadsides, and this does not include all the filled trash bags collected by our Adopt-A-Highway volunteers.  So, this special day is very much needed.

“This is a time when DelDOT asks everyone to think about how littering impacts our state.  And to also consider how trash creates potential hazards for motorists and makes our roadside landscapes aesthetically unpleasing,” states Secretary of Transportation Carolann Wicks.

Motorists should stay alert this Saturday, Sept. 27 between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. for groups of people on roadsides removing litter.  All participants should be wearing brightly colored safety vests so they can be seen, but motorists should still proceed with caution.  Participants will be on both main roads and rural roads, as well as in local neighborhoods and communities.

Should inclement weather occur, participants will be out on Sunday, Sept. 28, 2008, the designated rain date.

“Imagine A Litter-Free Delaware”