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Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal

Litter Clean-Up (Adopt-A-Highway) Permit

Who Needs This Permit?
  Anyone in Nova Scotia who wants to provide roadside litter clean-up for a period of 3 years along any 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 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: 902-893-6520
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-mail: wins@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 Litter Clean-up (Day) Permit must be obtained from the Department of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal. Safety vests, garbage bags and flagging materials are provided to the volunteer groups when the permit is issued, and highway signs are installed along the adopted section of roadway to give recognition to the volunteer group.
 

Waiting Period:
  1 to 10 business days
Provided that all the items that must accompany the application have been received
 
Expiry & Renewal:
  This application is valid for 3 years from the date it is issued. Near the end of the 3 year period, a renewal letter will be sent to your group to renew the application for an additional 3 years.
 

Price:
  Free
 
Related Requirements:
  None
 
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 2009

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