16/09/2013 02:23:40 p.m.
Mason, Michigan (September 16, 2013) — As part of Dart Container’s commitment to keeping our communities free of litter, it is participating in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program. For two weeks, Dart volunteers, including employees, friends and family, will volunteer their time to the two-mile stretch of Highway 127 between Cedar Street Exchange and Railroad Bridge. The volunteers will be responsible for cleaning up any litter that they find on the side of the road.
This is Dart’s third year participating in Michigan’s Adopt-A-Highway program. Since 2010, Dart has adopted the two-mile stretch of Highway between Cedar Street Exchange and Railroad Bridge twice a year (once in the spring, and once in the fall). In fact, in last spring, Dart collected 62 bags of litter.
“Last spring, our employees, friends and families were out in snow keeping our communities clean and free of litter,” said Dianne Norton, Human Resources Assistant for Dart Container. “It’s worth it to us because we believe it is important for everyone to do their part in keeping our communities beautiful. Our adopted area is one of the cleanest on the highway.”
Dart volunteers will be picking up trash and collecting it in special, M-DOT (Michigan Department of Transportation) stamped white bags. All the litter found will be picked up after each weekend by Michigan’s Refuge Services, however any foam that is collected will be taken to Dart to be processed for recycling, and eventually become products like crown molding and picture frames.
The most litter Dart has collected during the Adopt-A-Highway program was in the spring of 2011 when over 100 trash bags were filled for collection.
Volunteers will be collecting waste along the highway the weekends of September 21 and September 28.