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October 24 @ 2:12 am

HCCO, together with COUNT [Central Ohio United Non-Theists] are asking for volunteers for ODOT’s Adopt-A-Highway [AAH] Program! Our area is the Cleveland Avenue/I270 interchange. HCCO revived its participation in the AAH Program in 2019, but no trash pickups could be held in 2020 as ODOT suspended the AAH Program because of the pandemic. But ODOT has reactivated the program! Please consider participating in this high-visibility community service event!

For more information on the ODOT AAH program, visit: https://www.transportation.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odot/about-us/resources/adopt-a-highway .

NOTE: The event will follow CDC COVID-19 protocols as exist at the time of the event.


All volunteers will be trained in safety before going out onto the highway, and must comply with the following requirements:

1. Before attending, watch this safety video created by ODOT: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qwTaEDNNFLA&feature=youtu.be.
2. Sign a waiver of liability for ODOT before or on the morning of the event.
3. Participate in a review of safety procedures before going onto the interchange.

We will meet in the Home Depot parking lot, just south of the west side of the I270 interchange, at 9:00 AM.

All participants must be 12 years of age or older. Volunteers between the ages of 12 and 17 must have a parent or guardian sign a special release form. Please contact the event host at randall@hcco.org if you are bringing a minor.

As we will be on the side of a busy highway and working in tall grass and brush, volunteers should wear loose fitting, brightly colored clothing, long pants, gloves, and comfortable work boots or shoes. Insect spray and/or tick repellent is also suggested. Some walking on steep and/or uneven ground is also required. ODOT will provide safety vests, trash bags, trash pickers, and road safety signs.

The rain date, if necessary, TBD.

Thank you for your participation!


October 23
9:00 am - 11:00 am


The Home Depot
6333 Cleveland Ave
Columbus, OH 43231 us