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Adopt-A-County Mile

The Adopt-A-County Mile (AACM) program is a litter abatement program that offers Harris County residents the opportunity to become active in reducing the tax dollars spent to clean county roadways. CAD is actively involved in the coordination and promotion of this program by helping to develop community interest and involvement.

How to Adopt:

To make a difference in your community and the environment, join the Adopt-A-County Mile program.

Participating groups agree to adopt a minimum one-mile stretch of county roadway to pick up litter on both sides of the selected or assigned roadway at least once every three months. A participating group may either request a particular site, or Precinct 4 will determine the location based on need. Precinct 4 provides safety tips, safety vests, clean-up supplies, free disposal, and street signs which recognize the efforts of each organization.

Brochure: Adopt-A-County Mile (PDF)

The AACM program also benefits the efforts of the Clean Water Act, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES), and the Clean Water Clear Choice program administered through Harris County's Public Infrastructure Department Storm Water Quality Section.

Anyone interested in helping with the cleanup efforts of Texas lakes and rivers can contact Keep Texas Beautiful regarding their Texas Waterway Cleanup Program.

For additional information or questions regarding Harris County Precinct 4, please contact the Community Assistance Department at 281-353-8424.

Thanks to all the Adopt-A-County Mile groups for your hard work and commitment!