Adopt-A-Mile Program Coordinator
The program originated in the 1980's when James Evans, an engineer for the Texas Department of Transportation, saw debris flying out of a pickup truck bed. Litter cleanup by the city was expensive, so Evans sought the help of local groups to sponsor the cleaning of sections of the highway. The efforts of Billy Black, a public information officer, led to quarterly cleanup cycles, volunteer safety training, the issuing of reflective vests and equipment, and the posting of adopt-a-highway signs.
- Brentwood's Adopt-A-Mile Program began around 1997. For the past two decades, this program has created an opportunity for individuals and groups to take an active role in preserving and protecting Brentwood's natural environment. We have had more than 25 community groups on record who have helped clean our city streets.
- Helping to keep Brentwood beautiful by picking up litter along our city streets is a great community project for any individual or organization.
- In exchange for regular litter removal, an organization (such as Cub Scouts or Brentwood Leadership ) is allowed to have its name posted on a sign in the section of the highways they maintain.
So... Let's get started! Please read our program rules document before submitting your application.
We encourage you to watch the video below about the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Highway program which has collected more than 12 million pounds of litter from Tennessee's roadsides since its inception in 1989.
Also check out the adoptable roads and segments available to adopt within the City just below the video.