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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 state-maintained roadside.

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

Apply to Adopt A Highway


Your Safety is Important

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

Volunteers must be at least 8 years old, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

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

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.