PennDOT looking for Adopt-A-Highway volunteers

From staff reports

PennDOT is searching for volunteers to participate in the department’s Northwest Region Adopt-A-Highway program that involves cleaning litter from state-owned roadsides.

Through the program, volunteers collect litter on an approximate two-mile section of state roadway at least two times a year, typically in the spring and fall.

Gloves, trash bags and safety vests for the cleanup campaign are provided by PennDOT, the Department of Environmental Protection and Pick Up Pennsylvania.

The clean-up runs from March 1 to May 31.

Interested groups and individuals can sign up for the program by going online at, where they can also apply for the program online; use an interactive map to “point and click” to select a roadway when applying; request supplies for an event; enter trash collection requests; notify PennDOT after the event that bags are ready for pick-up; update group information, such as contact name, phone number and email address; and renew or cancel an agreement.

Returning groups are reminded to renew their commitment to the clean-up effort by completing the online form every two years.