Adopt-A-Mile Program

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LITTER

Litter is an unattractive problem on our roadways. It’s unsightly, expensive to remove and poses a threat to our motorists and wildlife. In 2004, the state of Georgia spent a staggering $14 million in roadside litter removal. Needless to say, the problem still persists in Georgia, and in Cobb County.

WHAT WE DO?

The Keep Cobb Beautiful Board of Directors practices what we preach. Each Quarter, a group of us (pictured above) clean up over two miles of roadway in Marietta, adjacent to the Kennesaw Battle Field Park: Cheatham Hill Rd, from Powder Springs Rd to John Ward Rd, and John Ward Rd to Whitlock. 

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

You, your organization, civic group or local business can join the Adopt-a-Mile (AAM) program!

HOW TO JOIN:
  • Designate a coordinator (must be 21 or older)
  • Identify the one-mile section of Cobb County road you would like to adopt
  • Complete and submit the application 
YOUR RESPONSIBILITIES

Adopt-a-Mile participants are expected to:

  • Recruit participants 13 years and older
  • Attend safety training prior to initial cleanup
  • Submit releases of liability, parental consent forms, an organization roster and other paperwork
  • Facilitate cleanups on a quarterly basis
  • Monitor your mile on a regular basis
  • Conduct additional cleanups when necessary
  • Submit reports after each cleanup
THE COUNTY’S ROLE

Cobb DOT will provide supplies for cleanup, signs, and trash bag removal. Volunteers also have the option to drop items collected in a dumpster or at the local transfer station.
Please ask permission from local business owners before using their dumpsters.

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNNOTICED

Upon the completion of your first cleanup (report included), Cobb DOT will post a sign along the mile, identifying you and/or your organization as the volunteer(s) who’ve gone the “extra mile” to help keep Cobb beautiful.

During south cobb lions clubOctober 2015, KCB awarded it First Annual Green Leaf Award to the South Cobb Lions Club.   Over the past year (2014 to 2015), this organization adopted 7 different roads (7 miles) that were clean up at least quarterly, but in most cases more often, contributed almost 300 volunteer hours and collected 316 bags of trash. Click here for a Photos of the Lions Club achievements. Congratulations to the South Cobb Lions Club!
A SENSE OF COMMUNITY

Program volunteers serve as visible reminders to those who drive our roadways that we are all stewards of the land. AAM is an excellent way for groups to work together to keep Cobb beautiful. Cobb County has been reputed as one of the most attractive communities in the Southeast. Let’s preserve this attribute!

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For more information:
Contact: Keep Cobb Beautiful
1792 County Services Parkway
Marietta, GA 30008
Office: (770) 528-1135
Fax: (770) 528-2504
keepcobbbeautiful@cobbcounty.org