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Highway beautification


  • An average of 1,274 groups participate in Iowa's Adopt-A-Highway program each year.
    (FY 2012)

  • These groups help keep approximately 32 percent of the state's roadways litter-free. (FY 2012)

  • In FY 2012, volunteers collected approximately 248 cubic yards of litter, and state workers collected an additional 2,063 cubic yards from the state's highways.

  • Iowa DOT employees spent 1,475 hours disposing of trash picked up by Adopt-A-Highway volunteers and an additional 20,499 hours picking up litter from the roadways. (FY 2012)