Adopt a Highway

Large blue plastic bag of trash picked up during an Adopt a Highway event awaits by the side of the road for pickup.
The Adopt a Highway program is an opportunity for community members to help keep our highways litter free.
Adopt a Highway Sign: In Memory of Benjamin Curtis
Still going strong after two decades of volunteer service, one Arizona family is working to keep SR 264 clean and beautiful through ADOT’s Adopt a Highway program…
Adopt a Highway volunteers pick up litter along highway
We’re thankful for the approximately 1,570 volunteer groups who currently adopt an Arizona highway. It’s hard to believe, but roughly 335 of the groups have been volunteering for more than 10 years and of those, 50 have been with Adopt a Highway for more than 20 years!
Trash on the side of the freeway
Last month we told you about the thousands who take on the immense task of cleaning up Arizona’s roads through ADOT’s Adopt a Highway program – more than 800 tons of trash is picked up off the state highways each year because of these volunteers!
Curvy highway with Littering Highways Unlawful sign
It’s a sad truth, but trash thrown onto our state’s roadways really adds up. That’s because it’s not just a few random soda cans, cigarettes or empty bags littering the roads and surrounding areas. In reality, more than 800 tons of trash gets picked up in Arizona each year.


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