The Adopt-a-Road Program gives private organizations, clubs and community groups the opportunity to help keep Kelowna beautiful by volunteering their labour to pick up litter along the sides of undeveloped arterial frontages.
The road network is divided into fifteen areas. A volunteer group must commit to looking after the entire length of road within one of these areas for two years. Once the first clean-up has been completed, we install and maintain ‘Adopt-A-Road’ signs which display the volunteer organization’s name.
Roadway Operations crews spend approximately $80,000 and many hours cleaning roadside litter and illegal dump sites each year -- that's equivalent to 75,000 pounds of trash! To date over seventy community groups have “adopted” 157 kilometres of roadways and are doing their part to keep our roads litter free.