Visitors, residents and businesses of East Hampton will soon have the opportunity to help curtail the growing problem of litter throughout the town.
Councilwoman Sylvia Overby announced this week that the East Hampton Town Highway Department and Recycling and Litter Committee will reactivate the Adopt-A-Road program, aiming to reduce roadside litter.
The program was initially introduced in the early 1990s by then Highway Superintendent Chris Russo. Current Superintendent Steve Lynch will manage this updated program and under his authority the highway department will help interested parties choose a road to adopt and will place a free sign on that road with a name or message of the adopter’s choosing.
Those who adopt the roads, or sections of roads, will then be responsible for cleaning it no fewer than eight times a year. The Adopt-A-Road agreement is available for download from the town’s website, town.east-hampton.ny.us. For more information call the East Hampton Highway Department at (631) 324-0925.