Register now to participate in National Cleanup Day!

By Mary Currie / ADOT Communications

Adopt a Highway volunteer register nowRegister now! We welcome you to participate in the Adopt a Highway Volunteer Program statewide cleanup during National Cleanup Day on Saturday, Sept. 19. 

One-day permits will be granted across the state of Arizona on a first-come, first-served basis. We will do our best to find an adoptable highway segment near your desired location. Adopt a Highway Volunteer groups – this counts toward your annual cleanup requirement!

This year promises to be even a bigger success with your participation! Last year about 100 Adopt a Highway volunteers came out around the state to clean up adopted highway segments resulting in 1.3 tons of litter removed from along Arizona's highways.

Remember, all program volunteer groups and one-day permit groups must report litter bag totals to us within three days after the event. ADOT tracks litter data each year to share the accomplishments of 9,100 Adopt a Highway volunteers.  

At this time we are asking all volunteers to respect guidelines for social distancing and follow all regulations of the jurisdiction where your cleanup is taking place. Keep groups to fewer than 10 people as recommended by the Arizona Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Wash your hands, especially after touching any frequently used item or surface. Avoid touching your face. 

The Adopt a Highway team plans to visit as many volunteer groups around the state as logistics allow.  We will contact you prior to National Cleanup Day if your clean up segment is along our route!

We'd love to see and share your National Cleanup Day photos on social media. Please use the hashtag #NationalCleanUpDay and tag your photos with @ArizonaDOT. 

Thank you for considering ADOT for your National Cleanup Day participation as an opportunity to unite and reduce litter along our highways. If you would like more information about the program visit Adopt a Highway 

Arizona, Keep It Grand!


Editor's Note:  The author oversees ADOT Adopt a Highway programs.