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Oil Can! Pick Up the Patch!

From snowmelt to snowfall, North dakota Petroleum Council members and employees team up with members of the community to help keep our communities and roadways clean with huge community-wide events, Adopt-a-Highway programs, or just by stopping to pick up trash as needed.

The Program also encourages companies to create a "no litter" culture by:

  • Including trash disposal in employee training.

  • Making a staff person responsible for cleaning work areas.

  • Reminding crew not to litter during daily briefings and include trash bags in company vehicles.

  • Taking part in statewide efforts like Adopt-A-Highway and Keep North Dakota Clean.

  • Working with local communities.

Launched in April 2012, the program has been a great success. Thousands of miles of roadways have been cleaned, and the program won a Chairman's Stewardship Environmental Partnership Award from the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission in 2013. We remain committed to helping keep our communities and roadways clean, and we urge you to join us.



2016 Scheduled Events

Click here for a list of scheduled Pick Up the Patch or associated clean-up events.


Does your community have a clean up day scheduled for 2015 and you would like some help? Email Alexis at abrinkman@ndoil.org and we'll help spread the word!

Are you a company looking to partner with your community? Click here to view city clean-up information.


Helpful Links

  • Keep North Dakota Clean – A continuous statewide program of education for beautification of the state and the proper disposal of litter.

  • Adopt-a-Highway – Volunteer to clean a three mile stretch of highway during the months of April-September.

If your company has made any arrangements or implemented new practices or programs, please contact Alexis at the NDPC (abrinkman@ndoil.org or 701-223-6380) to let us know what you’re doing. We welcome any questions, comments or suggestions.