Saturday, Sept. 26, is "Imagine a Litter Free Delaware" Clean Up Day, and the public is urged to watch for volunteers out picking  up trash in the state's roadsides.

    The Department of Transportation has announced nearly 100 groups will participate in its Fifth Annual “Imagine A Litter Free Delaware” Clean Up Day set for Saturday, Sept. 26.

    Many of those registered are current Adopt-A-Highway volunteers who will be cleaning Delaware roadsides, but this year more than in previous years individuals, businesses and civic groups have also made the commitment to clean neighborhoods and communities throughout the state. To date, 17 non-Adopt-A-Highway groups have registered to clean roadways.

    Each year, DelDOT removes approximately 425 tons of litter from roadsides. So, this special day is very much needed.

    Motorists should stay alert between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sept. 26 for groups of people removing litter from roadsides. All participants should be wearing brightly colored safety vests so they can be seen, but motorists should still proceed with caution. Participants will be on both main roads and rural roads, as well as in local neighborhoods and communities.

    Should inclement weather occur, participants will be out Sunday, Sept. 27, the designated rain date.