The first tenet of The Satanic Temple states that “[o]ne should strive to act with compassion and empathy towards all creatures in accordance with reason,” and it is with this in mind that the Arizona chapter has taken up its latest community action. Every year litter and road debris poisons waterways and soil, is consumed by wildlife, and causes 25,000 accidents across the country. In Arizona, we clear 590 tons of trash at a cost $3,000,000 and 150,000 hours of labor. It is our chapter’s wish to help other Arizonans enjoy a clean and beautiful state through our Highway to Hell campaign.
To meet standards set by ADOT, The Satanic Temple Arizona Chapter will gather once every quarter (four times a year) to perform cleanings along our two mile stretch of roadway in Casa Grande, Arizona. Our state issued sign, located at mile marker 194, is a testament to our continued dedication and hard work.
Those who wish to join us on the highway cleanup, feel free to send us a message.
Highway to Hell Guidelines
The goal of our committee is to ensure that we fulfill the requirements of the Arizona Department of Transportation’s highway clean-up permit, thereby fulfilling the necessary requirements for a recognition signs along our stretch of roadway. Highway to Hell committee leaders will see that all volunteers have a safe and enjoyable time during the highway cleanup, and follow all the rules of the permit. If you have any questions please contact us with any questions
- Volunteers will need to provide the following gear for themselves:
1. Work gloves
2. Yellow reflective safety vest (ANSI Class II)
3. Trash pickup tool
- Sign up no less than 1 week before clean up, check in the night before, and contact the Safety Coordinator, Lynita, if you will be late or unable to make the cleanup for any reason.
- No one under the age of 12 may participate for any reason.
- Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Special cases may be considered.
- Volunteers may not work before or after the Safety Coordinator has arrived.
- At the clean-up, all volunteers will listen to the safety briefing and sign off on the Volunteer Registration Form before they may begin any roadwork.
- Volunteers will not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol during the clean-up.
- Volunteers will refrain from any horseplay or erratic behavior that may distract drivers on the road.
- Volunteers will not cross the highway, or median at any time, for any reason.
- Volunteers will listen to the Safety Coordinator at all times, and failure to do so will result in the removal of the volunteer from the program.