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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 safety vests and, if requested, highway warning signs for use during litter pick-ups.

For your safety the Pennsylvania State Police (PSP) will be notified of all scheduled events.

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.