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Cash incentives offered to groups helping to keep roads free from litter

John Cameron
Stipends are being offered to those cleaning litter from the Highways

For years, community groups on the Central and South Coasts have taken part in a program to help keep state highways litter-free.

Caltrans is offering the incentive stipends to those who participate in its Adopt-A-Highway Program as part of the Clean California Initiative.

The incentive stipends will be offered up to $250 per eligible litter clean-up event per site for maximum of twelve payouts a year.

It’s part of the clean California initiative, said Jim Shivers from CalTrans.

"There are various payouts or stipends," he said.

Shivers told KCLU that safety training is given and quieter stretches of road are often chosen, for safety reasons.

These stipends will include $250 for cleanups on adopted highway segments.

In addition, $250 will be issued following a cleanup of all sides of ramps and quads, $125 for one on/off ramp and $62.50 for a single ramp.

The Adopt-A-Highway Program is administered by Caltrans.

Adoptions usually span a two-mile stretch of roadside and permits are issued for five-year periods. Groups in good standing may renew their permits indefinitely. Participation is free for all volunteers, and signs identifying your group are included at no charge.

You may learn more about the Caltrans Adopt-A Highway Program and the Clean California Initiative at: