Harrison Volunteers Take Part in Roadside Cleanup

Harrison Roadside Cleanup.jpg: Fourteen volunteers turned out for the Adopt-a-Highway cleanup of W.Va. Route 20.

December 28, 2021

Employees of the Harrison Power Station participated in a roadside clean-up during the first week of December.

Sponsored by Harrison’s Sustainability Team, volunteers picked up litter along a two-mile stretch of W.Va. Route 20 – the road that runs in front of the power station.

“This was our second Adopt-a-Highway clean up this year,” said Julie Ford, Harrison senior scientist and Sustainability Team member. “We picked up 26 bags of  litter along Route 20 in August.”

This time, employees nearly doubled their results, with 14 volunteers picking up 48 bags of trash, including 10 bags of recyclables.

With each bag weighing about 40 pounds, Julie noted the team has collected up 720 pounds of recyclables, and nearly 3,000 pounds of roadside trash this year.

Harrison Sustainability Team members have been recognized for their recycling efforts, and have also focused on planting pollinators on plant property.