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Posted on: January 22, 2019

Adopt a Roadway

Murray City Adopt a Roadway Program


Murray City is starting an Adopt a Roadway Program to give local organizations and neighborhoods an opportunity to perform service by helping to maintain and beautify the city. The program will enable groups or individuals to adopt a roadway for either a commitment of three years of service or as a one-time project. Recognition signage will be provided for any group committing to three years of service with at least two scheduled clean-up activities per year.

The city has compiled a list of roadways that are eligible, or a group may suggest an alternate road within Murray to adopt. Please contact the public works department to discuss available roads and obtain necessary approvals. Groups will be able to schedule clean-up events through a written request on the city’s website, www.murray.utah.gov under the public works department page.

Participants must be at least twelve years of age, and those between 12-15 must be under the direct supervision of an adult. The city will provide each group with safety vests, garbage bags and safety instructions for each activity, and will also place warning signs in the area. City staff will pick up the filled garbage bags following the clean-up event.

Plastic bottles, plastic bags, aluminum cans, cigarette butts, and fast food refuse are typical items that often get tossed onto roadways. It is estimated that approximately 81% of littering is done intentionally (www.kab.org). Of course, this litter doesn’t just disappear. According to ecoparts.com, decomposition of a plastic bottle can take 450 years, and an aluminum can takes between 80-200 years!

Individuals or groups that are interested in making a difference by keeping Murray City beautiful and litter free, please contact the public works department at 801-270-2440 or visit us at 4646 South 500 West.

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