The Adopt-a Highway program offers several benefits to the Pasco community. It provides a clean environment, gives civic pride to the community, serves as a reminder not to litter, and saves taxpayers money.
Litter is not only unattractive, it can be a traffic hazard if it blows into the view of drivers on the highway. Litter is also harmful to the environment. Did you know it takes over 1 million years for plastic and Styrofoam containers to decompose?
Becoming an Adopt-a-Highway program sponsor is an effective way to reduce litter and the overall cost of litter removal in the Pasco community. The City of Pasco depends on corporate sponsors for partial funding of the program.
How the Program Works
Sponsors adopt a portion of the highway and the city makes arrangements, in collaboration with the Coyote Ridge Corrections Center and the Washington State Department of Transportation (DOT), for a work crew to be assigned to the area. Non-violent prisoners from Coyote Ridge, under close supervision of Coyote Ridge personnel, work 2 days a week picking up litter from 6 different sections of highway on I-182 and U.S. 395.
Sponsorship signs and Adopt-A-Highway signs are posted at either end of the highway sections to inform passersby who is sponsoring litter pick-up at each section of the highway. View the Adopt-a-Highway Map (PDF) to see available sponsorship areas.