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Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Litter Clean-Up (Day) Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
  Any private citizens' group in Nova Scotia which wants to provide roadside litter clean-up for 1 day along an approved section of secondary road, under the "Adopt-A-Highway" Program. (This excludes 100-series highways.)
 

Issuing Department / Agency:
  N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
 
Where can you get this Permit and / or further information?
  Area Manager
Any district or area office
N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

This permit is issued by the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.
 

Application Forms & Process:
  The group wanting this permit must first be approved under the Litter Clean-Up (Adopt-a-Highway) Permit. They can then apply to any District or Area Office of the N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal for the permit itself.

The Women's Institutes of Nova Scotia coordinate the activities of all participating community groups.

Before you apply for the permit, read the conditions and suggestions.

Application forms can be obtained from the Adopt-A-Highway office:

Phone: 902-843-1030
littercon.pdf Fax: 902-893-6393

Women's Institutes of Nova Scotia
Adopt-A-Highway
Women's Institute Building
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
35 Tower Rd.
Box 550
Truro, Nova Scotia
B2N 5E3

E-mailwins@gov.ns.ca
Website: http://www.novascotia.ca/agri/wi/projects/adopt.shtml

Each time a cleanup is performed (usually twice per year in the spring and fall), a new permit must be obtained from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal.

The Department will provide:
(a) garbage bags
(b) vests, if needed
(c) signage
(d) traffic control, if needed
(e) and pick up the filled garbage bags.
 

Waiting Period:
  1 to 5 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
 
Expiry & Renewal:
  This permit is valid for the day(s) of the event specified on the permit. It is renewable. The renewal process is started by the permit holder.
 
Price:
  Free
 
Related Requirements:
  Litter Clean-Up (Adopt-a-Highway) Permit, N.S. Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal
 
Additional Information:
  The Adopt-A-Highway Program is an international roadside litter cleanup initiative. In Nova Scotia, the program was started in 1997 by the Women's Institutes of Nova Scotia, the Lions Clubs and Clean Nova Scotia. The Departments of Environment, Communities, Culture and Heritage, Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and the Resource Recovery Fund Board continue to be strong supporters of this program.
 
Legislative Authority:
  None
 

Last Updated: March 2014

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