Adopt a Road



The Maricopa County Department of Transportation cares about the health of our customers, employees and the community, including groups who participate in the Adopt a Road program. If your group is planning a roadway cleanup, we recommend you contact our office first to verify a crew is available to pick up the litter you collect. You can reach us at (602) 506-4068, or by email at

Thank you for your patience and understanding. We appreciate all you do to help keep Maricopa County beautiful.

Adopt a Highway ProgramHelp Keep Maricopa County's Roads Beautiful! 

Groups and individuals have been adopting roads through the MCDOT Adopt a Road program since 1990. Each year, participating groups remove tons of garbage from their chosen segments of county roads, saving taxpayers thousands of dollars, generating pride in their communities, and helping to Keep Maricopa County Beautiful.

How to Participate: 

  • View our map of available roadways to find a segment of road you would like to adopt.
  • Read the Adopt a Road Application for Permit and Safety Guidelines. If you agree, complete the form and submit it.
  • Approved groups are issued a permit to use Maricopa County right-of-way to provide litter control on the designated segment of roadway. The permit can be renewed every two years.
  • Participating groups agree to conduct at least two litter cleanups a year for two consecutive years.
  • Each group must have a designated group leader who is 18 years old or older.
  • All group participants must be at least 12 years old; anyone under 18 years must have a signed Minor Participation Permission form to participate in a cleanup.
  • Any eligible group that participates in the program must comply with State laws that prohibit discrimination based on race, religion, color, age, sex, national origin, and other applicable laws.
  • MCDOT will provide safety vests, gloves, litter grabbers, litter bags, and a set of portable caution signs.
  • MCDOT will provide safety training to the group leader prior to the group's first cleanup. Group participants agree to review safety guidelines and sign Waiver/Photo Release form before every cleanup.
  • Groups will submit a Cleanup Report after each cleanup; a MCDOT maintenance provider will collect the bags of litter following the cleanup, unless the participating group chooses to self-dispose.
  • MCDOT will install recognition signs on each end of the adopted roadway segment. The recognition signs will remain for duration of the participating group's permit in adherence to the general guidelines.

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  1. Adopt A Highway Program

    Physical Address
    2901 W Durango Street
    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    Phone: 602-506-4068