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P.O. Box 7800
Tavares, Florida 32778


 Volunteer Organization Responsibilities
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Any businesses; local community organizations, such as civic, social, or school groups; as well as individuals 18 years or older, will be allowed to adopt roadways. Participants must have approved permit applications on file with the Lake County Public Works Department prior to the cleanup effort.

Each group, or participant, is responsible for:

  • For obeying and abiding by all laws and regulations relating to safety and other conditions as may be required by the Public Works Department for special conditions on a particular adopted section
  • For furnishing adequate supervision by one or more adults for participants of a group who are 15 years old or younger
  • Conducting at least two safety meetings each year
  • Attending a safety meeting conducted by the group before participating in the clean up of the adopted section
  • Adopting a minimum of 2 miles of roadway in accordance with the following requirements
    • Adopting a section for a minimum period of two years
    • Pick up litter a minimum of four times a year, however, the Public Works Department may grant an exception for some sections where less than four clean-ups is adequate
    • Litter is to be picked up on each side of the roadway and median where applicable
  • Obtaining required supplies and materials, during regular business hours, from one of the following facilities:
      • Traffic Operations facility, 28127 County Road 561, Tavares
      • Maintenance Area I, 2310 W. Griffin Road, Leesburg
      • Maintenance Area II, 609 Disston Ave., Minneola
      • Maintenance Area III, 19720 E. Fifth St., Umatilla
  • Assuring that temporary roadway signs are visible to motorists during a cleanup and removed after the cleanup has been accomplished
  • Wear an approved safety vest during the cleanup
  • Placing litter in trash bags furnished by the Traffic Operations facility; the Public Works Department will pick up and dispose of trash the next working day
  • Returning all unused materials and furnished supplies to the Public Works Department facility within one week following each cleanup
  • Prohibiting participants from either possessing or consuming alcoholic beverages during a cleanup
  • Maintaining a first-aid kit and adequate drinking water while participating in a cleanup
  • Prohibited from either subcontracting or assigning its duties and responsibilities to any other group, organization or enterprise
  • Appointing or selecting a chairperson to serve as spokesperson for the group
  • The Public Works Department Department, in no event, has the right to control the group in performing the details of a cleanup from the section of roadway adopted by the group, and, in picking up litter, the group shall act as an independent contractor
  • Participants are encouraged to separate and recycle appropriate materials for their benefit
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