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Registration Deadline Coming up for Highway Cleanup

Department of Environmental Protection, DEP

A deadline looms for volunteers to register for West Virginia’s annual spring highway cleanup.

The Department of Environmental Protection will accept registrations through Friday. The Adopt-A-Highway Spring Statewide Cleanup will be held April 25.

The DEP says individuals, families, churches, businesses, schools, civic organizations, government agencies and communities can participate in the cleanup. Trash can be picked up on most state-maintained roads, back roads or main routes. But volunteers cannot adopt private roads or interstates.

Garbage bags, work gloves and safety vests will be provided to volunteers.

During the spring 2014 cleanup, the DEP says more than 4,800 volunteers cleaned more than 1,500 miles of roadways.