Master-Bilt street adopters already picking up litter

Master-Bilt employees Michelle Rogers, Karen Burcham and Candy Taylor pick up litter.
May 10th, 2021     Community Featured News

New Albany Main Street’s Adopt-a-Street program has quickly picked up sponsors and some are already cleaning their road sections.

Nine employees at Master-Bilt Refrigeration Solutions picked up litter along Hwy. 15 South this past week. They adopted the section of Hwy. 15 from Bankhead Street to I-22 and plan to clean it four times a year.

By signing up to sponsor a portion of street to keep tidy and free of litter, participants receive free garbage bags as well as use of trash-grabbers and safety vests to use in their clean-up efforts. “We want to make it as easy as possible for people to take care of their area and remove the litter around town or the county,” said Adopt-a-Street director Emily Draffen. “Every little bit helps.”

Added Draffen, “Of course, ideally, people would stop littering in the first place, but I hope that the cleanup efforts of the Adopt-a-Street program will help shine a light on the issue of litter and bring attention to the great folks committed to keeping our city a clean and beautiful place to live. Maybe these cleanup efforts will inspire others.”

Other sponsors include King Therapies, John Stroud Agency and organizations like the Pilot Club and the New Albany Park Commission. Individuals and private citizens have volunteered as well.

Businesses, individuals and civic groups who would like more information on adopting a street can contact Emily Draffen at or (662) 266-0796.

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