To the Editor,
I have received many phone calls and emails from constituents about the
amount of litter on our local highways. Litter on our highways is a big
issue, and there are many ways that anyone can help out to make sure we keep
our highways litter free.
In order to combat this problem, working with the state, we would like to
expand the Adopt-A-Highway program as an additional way for the community to
take action against cluttered highways. This state program allows for
individuals and organizations to adopt a segment of a highway, which they
will take on the responsibility of keeping it clean. This is an effective
environmental program that allows for individuals or organizations to take
the initiative to clean up our community. For more information individuals
and organizations with specific questions can contact the Adopt-A-Highway
Coordinator at (718) 712-7563. If individuals or organizations are
interested in adopting, those in Northern Westchester County can contact
Stuart Sprague at (914) 232-5065 and those in Putnam County can contact Rock
DeNigro at (845) 878-6363.
There are also scheduled clean up days throughout the year which anyone can
attend to help the effort of keeping our highways clean and safe. We hope
that local participation in cleaning up our highways increases in the
Of course, the best way to deal with this problem is to dispose of waste
properly and not litter our highways.
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