Keep Burke County Clean and Beautiful

The Adopt-a-Road litter prevention initiative, sponsored by Burke County Sheriff's Office and Road Department, enables residents to actively participate in the removal of trash and illegal signage alongside county rights-of-way.  

The right-of-way is defined as the space between utility poles and the curb of the road. Illegal signs are defined as any sign mounted on any utility pole or any temporary sign within 10 feet of the curb or edge of pavement in the right-of-way.

Adopt a Road: It's Easy to Get Started

  • Get a group together and plan to complete a minimum of tree cleanups per year.
  • Have each member of your group sign one of the Volunteer Waivers (either for Adults or for Youth) on the form you can download here.
  • Work with BCSO to determine an appropriate road section: at least one-mile long where there is a litter problem with which you can help.
  • Download and complete the Adopt-a-Road Agreement and submit it to BCSO.
  • Contact BCSO at least five business days before your first cleanup to arrange a loan of supplies (include about how many people will need supplies). Supplies provided by BCSO include safety vests, trash bags and "Men at Work" signs.
  • Return checked-out supplies within two business days after your cleanup.
  • Submit your Post-Cleanup Report within 30 days to BCSO!
  • Two Road Signs with your name will be installed after BCSO receives your second Post-Cleanup Report.