Keep America Beautiful® has awarded the Alabama Department of Transportation (ALDOT) and Keep Alabama Beautiful its prestigious 2022 State Agency Partnership Award.
About the Awards Program
The annual Keep America Beautiful National Awards program celebrates the work of its nearly 700 community-based affiliates, millions of volunteers and participants, and corporate and community partners for their commitment to end littering, improve recycling, and beautify America’s communities.
“Each awardee represents hours of service and commitment, willingness to try new things and invest time, talent and resources to do the work that translates into stronger and more vibrant communities. Your leadership is ours to follow and we are grateful.”Keep America Beautiful President and CEO, Jennifer Lawson.
ALDOT Spends $7 Million Annually Cleaning up Litter
Statewide, ALDOT spends about $7 million annually to clean up litter along our roadways. In 2019, a new state law – supported by ALDOT – went into effect to double the minimum fine for littering from $250 to $500 for a first conviction, and $1,000 plus community service for a second conviction. The two organizations have also teamed up to produce entertaining Public Service Announcements
Below is an example:
“Keep America Beautiful is one of the nation’s most outstanding community organizations. The Alabama Department of Transportation is proud to partner with Keep America Beautiful in efforts to address the deplorable issue of litter in our state. We’re committed to continuing our efforts to protect Alabama’s highways and natural resources.”Statement from ALDOT
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