Adopt a Highway

Help Keep Maricopa County's Roads Beautiful!


MCDOT created the Adopt a Highway program to allow groups and organizations to volunteer and/or support the beautification of country roads. There are two ways your group or organization can get involved. While an adopting organization provides the volunteers who do the litter pickup, a sponsoring business, group or organization instead pays professional contractors to do the work on their behalf.

Traditional Volunteer Program:


  • Each qualified group becomes responsible for litter control on an approved minimum one-mile roadway segment.
  • Groups must commit to a two-year cleanup commitment, conducting a minimum of two clean ups during each year.
  • Maricopa County provides all the participants with Safety Vests, Gloves, Litter Grabbers, Safety Glasses, Orange Bags and a set of Caution signs.
  • Safety Training is provided to the Group Leaders prior to the group's first cleanup.
  • Permanent recognition road signs will be installed on each end of the adopted segment.

Sponsor Program:


  • Designed to provide businesses, group, and organizations the opportunity to financially sponsor litter removal on designated County roadways.
  • Qualified organizations must sponsor a minimum one-mile roadway segment.
  • The sponsor is responsible for securing a contract with a MCDOT approved maintenance provider and paying for the removal of litter from the sponsored road segment.
  • Permanent recognition road signs will be installed on each end of the sponsored road segment.