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Sponsor-A-Highway & The Canopy Project

Sponsor-A-Highway & The Canopy Project

Sponsor-A-Highway in December to plant trees with The Canopy Project.

The Canopy Project campaign by Earth Day Network plants trees to assist communities in sustaining themselves and supporting local economies. Trees are vital. They reverse the impact of erosion and can also provide food, energy and income. In addition, trees filter air and help to minimize climate change.earthdaynetworkgraphics-quote-2_dec2016

The Canopy Project is committed to planting 7.8 billion trees by 2020 – one tree for every person on Earth. These tree plantings are 100% supported by donations. Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. is proud to be a sponsor and supporter of this important campaign. In December 2016, we commit to making a $50 contribution in the names of every one of our NEW sponsors.

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For each NEW Sponsor in December , we will donate $50 to Earth Day Network Canopy Project.

SO….when you sign up to Sponsor-A-Highway in December, you are helping the earth in two ways – litter removal and trees planted to save lives and our planet. We call that a WIN/WIN!

To learn more about The Canopy Project click here

 

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April 22nd is Earth Day!

Celebrate Earth Day with our Earth Day Discount

Celebrate Earth Day with our Earth Day Discount

April 22nd is Earth Day 2014!

More than one billion people worldwide will take some action to protect this planet and the environment. The act can be as simple as planting a single tree or picking up one piece of litter. Each act and each person, young or old, can make a difference. That is what this grassroots environmental movement is all about. Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson, a Senator from Wisconsin, in 1970, to increase awareness of environmental problems. From its humble beginnings and simple concept, Earth Day is credited with the creation of the EPA and The Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts. Over the past 45 years, Earth Day has grown to the largest annual environmental event worldwide. Here are some simple ways to celebrate Earth Day:

  • Walk or bike the kids to or home from school
  • Plant something, preferable something edible
  • Begin a recycling program at home or at work
  • Turn off the lights
  • Donate, reuse, up-cycle items that you are not using
  • Feed the birds

Visit Earth Day Network for more ideas www.earthday.org

Or better yet, CALL or email Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. for a special Earth Day discount today!

The need for a clean environment continues and we hope you will be a part of it, we certainly will continue to clean the highways and recycle wherever we can!

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Secure Your Load

Secure your load

Secure Your Load logo to save lives and the environment

Secure your load – Road debris accidents and highway litter are all too common.

Items that fall off vehicles endanger other motorists not only because the debris may strike other vehicles, but also because motorists may have to swerve to avoid the debris. These situations also cause traffic jams.

Unsecured loads are responsible for 25,000 accidents annually, resulting in up to 100 deaths per year. In addition, it is estimated that unsecured loads cause up to 60% of roadside litter.

When hauling junk or your valuables, do it right with these tips:

Tie it down: use solid straps, rope, bungee cords or netting. Tie large items directly to your vehicle.

Bag it: All trash or recyclables should be in sturdy bags and covered by a strong tarp or    cargo netting.  If you throw trash into your truck bed, secure a 5-gallon bucket with a lid in a corner of the bed, as a trash can.

Layer it: Put lighter items on the bottom, place heavier items on top. Be sure not to overload – keep materials level with truck bed or trailer.

Cover it up: For loose or lightweight items, cover them up with a tarp or heavy plastic. Make sure the tarp is secured to the vehicle.

Check as you go: Consistently check your rear-view mirror to make sure you are not losing items as you go. If something becomes lose, pull over and secure again. If a large item falls off, notify police immediately.

Keep in mind that if you don’t properly secure your load you may be fined.

Save money, the environment and most importantly lives by properly securing your load!

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The Cost of Litter Clean-Up is Substantial

LitterLitter clean-up costs the U.S. more than $11.5 billion annually, with businesses paying for approximately 80%; local/state governments, schools, and other organizations picking up (pun intended!) the remaining 20%. According to Keep America Beautiful’s latest Litter Study, here are some interesting facts:

  1. More than 50 billion pieces of litter are on U.S. roadways each year.
  2. The majority of this trash is less than 4 inches, making it difficult to clean-up.
  3. That is the equivalent of 6,729 pieces of trash per mile of roadway.
  4. As you may guess, tobacco products (cigarette butts and packaging) make up about 40% of this litter. Plastic and paper are the next biggest categories.
  5. Roadway litter comes from both drivers and pedestrians. Drivers cause (52%), pedestrians (23%), and improperly covered truck loads (16%).

The cost of cleaning up litter is high, but so are the environmental consequences. Wind and weather, traffic, and animals move litter around, potentially into gutters, lawns and landscaped areas, alleyways, and parking structures. Litter near storm drains and beach debris are also likely to wash into local waterways, with potential for serious environmental contamination.

Let’s stop this trashy habit!

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2014 IBTTA Annual Meeting

IBTTAAAHLRSA will be exhibiting at the 82nd annual IBTTA meeting in Austin, Sept. 14-17th.

The International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association (IBTTA) is the worldwide association for the owners and operators of tolls, turnpikes and roadways as well as the businesses that serve them. The meeting is designed to bring participants together to gain a greater understanding of the industry, to share and apply ideas to increase safety and efficiency.

AAHLRSA is proud to provide turn-key management of Sponsor-A-Highway and Public Asset Sponsorship programs with no cost to the Agency. Visit us at booth #405 to learn more about our services.

 

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Why We Do What We Do

Litter and littering have decreased overall; however, we are a long way from a litter-free America.

According to Keep America Beautiful, over 51 billion pieces of litter are on U.S. roadways annually. The majority of this litter is smaller than four inches, equaling about 6,729 items per mile of roadway. That is a lot of trash!

Tobacco accounts for the largest percentage of trash on U.S. roadways. Other items frequently found on highways include packaging such as fast-food cartons, Styrofoam cups, napkins, plastic utensils, snack-food wrappers, matches, bottles and cans, paper bags, tissues, plastic sheets, film, boxes, clothes, newspapers, magazines, metal foil, anti-freeze and motor oil containers, grease, paint thinner, tires and much more.

Litter is not only ugly, it can cause serious environmental and health problems. For example, cigarette butts contain toxic chemicals that can end up in storm drains and contaminate our precious water systems. Trash and items falling from loose loads can cause accidents and some serious traffic delays.

At Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service, Inc. our professional crews are safety trained to clean up and recycle all types of litter found on the roadways. From small items to large debris, we take care of it all in a safe and professional manner.

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Earth Day 2014!

Today, April 22nd, is Earth Day 2014 and more than one billion people worldwide will take some action to protect this planet and the environment. The act can be as simple as planting a single tree or picking up one piece of litter. Each act and each person, young or old, can make a difference. That is what this grassroots environmental movement is all about. Earth Day was created by Gaylord Nelson, a Senator from Wisconsin, in 1970, to increase awareness of environmental problems. From its humble beginnings and simple concept, Earth Day is credited with the creation of the EPA and The Clean Air and Endangered Species Acts. Over the past 44 years, Earth Day has grown to the largest annual environmental event worldwide. Here are some simple ways to celebrate Earth Day:

  • Walk or bike the kids to or home from school
  • Plant something, preferable something edible
  • Begin a recycling at home or at work
  • Turn off the lights
  • Donate, reuse, up-cycle items that you are not using
  • Feed the birds
  • Visit Earth Day Network for more ideas www.earthday.org

Or better yet, CALL or email Adopt-A-Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. for a special Earth Day discount today!

The need for a clean environment continues and we hope you will be a part of it, we certainly will continue to clean the highways and recycle wherever we can!

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How Long Does Trash Last?

Adopt A Highway Litter Removal Service of America, Inc. is all about keeping roads clean and safe. But, that is not our only goal. We hope to educate and inspire others to think about the impact of trash on our environment. An average American generates 3.5 pounds of trash each day. This graphic illustrates how long it really takes for common trash items to decompose.

Help reduce your trash output by:

  • Using paper and natural products whenever possible, as they decompose at much faster rate than man-made products
  • Using an aluminum water bottle rather than plastic
  • Recycling and reusing old items

It takes the effort of all to keep our environment healthy!

At AAHLRSA, we are trying to do our part by using decomposable bags in all our markets and recycling items removed from the roadways.

We appreciate all our Adopt-A-Highway sponsors and others that share our vision of a clean and green America!

 

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