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Roadside Beautification

If your group is looking to participate in the effort to keep Pennsylvania litter-free and beautiful, earning community service credits or simply wanting to get involved as dedicated, civic-minded individuals, read on! You'll be joining a popular effort to clean up litter on Pennsylvania's collective front yard — its 150,000 acres of roadside.

PennDOT offers a wide variety of beautification programs in a concerted effort to reduce the costs of removing unsightly litter from Pennsylvania's roadways.

Apply to Adopt a Highway


Your Safety is Important

PennDOT will provide safety training for volunteers as well as orange safety vests and, if requested, highway warning signs for use during litter pick-ups.

The Department also provides trash bags and pickup of the bagged litter from the roadside. Volunteers must be at least 8 years old, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by adults.


How to Get Involved

Contact your local PennDOT County Maintenance Office. An Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator or Adopt and Beautify Roadside Specialist will assist you on the terms of the program and help you select a two-mile stretch of state-maintained road to adopt or an area to beautify. Or complete the Adopt-A-Highway or Adopt and Beautify online application to begin the participation process.