adopt-a-highway-logo-transparentHelp keep Wisconsin’s roadsides beautiful!

WisDOT initiated the Adopt-A-Highway program to allow groups to volunteer and support the state’s anti-litter program in a more direct way. Adopt-A-Highway helps:

  • Reduce litter along Wisconsin’s highways
  • Build statewide support for the anti-litter and highway beautification programs
  • Educate the traveling public to properly dispose of litter
  • Enhance the environment and beautify Wisconsin’s roadsides

What does an Adopt-A-Highway group do?

  • Each qualified group takes responsibility for litter control on approximately a two-mile segment of state highway.
  • The group picks up litter on this segment at least three times per year between April 1 and November 1.
  • The Adopt-A-Highway program emphasizes safety. It is important to be very careful when working on the roadsides. For more information, view the Adopt-A-Highway Safety page.
  • Groups do not work in dangerous areas like medians, bridges, or steep slopes.
  • Work is permitted until the group notifies the department of their intent to abandon their segment.