Adopt a Roadside news
Adopt Roadside is a program focussed on reducing litter on Victoria’s roadsides, stopping pollutants from entering waterways, improving vegetation quality, and preventing soil erosion and degradation.
Adopt a Roadside volunteers help remove roadside litter and undertake revegetation works including the removal of weeds within Victoria’s arterial road network in regional Victoria.
Adopt a Roadside has continued to grow in its coverage.
The Adopt a Roadside program spans much of Victoria, extending from Mildura Airport in the north down to Wonthaggi in the south, and Kaniva in the west to Berringama in the east.
From 2018 to 2019, the Adopt a Roadside network spanned 720 kilometres or the same distance from Orbost to Portland.
In 2020, more than 770 kilometres of roadside are now covered.
This long-running program also includes many groups that have been running for over 30 years. Adopt a Roadside has maintained over 130 active groups since 2018, with over 6500 volunteer hours logged per year.
Since 2018, the program had approximately 1000 volunteers each year, having collected over 70 tonnes of rubbish in that time.