You Can Beautify Pennsylvania Two Miles at a Time

"Adopt-A-Highway offers Pennsylvania citizens the opportunity to show their pride in our beautiful state by caring for the environment. We all know that a more attractive Pennsylvania is more attractive to our tourists and to businesses."

-- Tom Ridge, Governor

"Thousands of caring citizens have given their time to help in our quest to keep Pennsylvania beautiful and litter-free. With your help, we can continue our commitment to leave our children a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful Pennsylvania."

-- Bradley L. Mallory, Secretary of Transportation

Food wrappers, aluminum cans, newspapers, and cigarette packs. From the city to the countryside, this is the trash that many careless people leave on Pennsylvania’s highways. It’s not a pretty sight, and it certainly does not make a good impression for the people who are traveling through Pennsylvania.

Adopt-A-Highway is an effective way to reduce the overall cost of litter pick-up in Pennsylvania. By volunteering to clear a two mile section of state highway four times a year, you are caring for the environment, and helping to minimize our maintenance cost.

You can help to create a good first impression of Pennsylvania, and you can help spread the message that littering along our highways hurts our environment. Under PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, you, your civic or volunteer group can help beautify Pennsylvania two miles at a time.

HERE IS HOW YOU CAN MAKE A PERSONAL CONTRIBUTION TO A CLEANER ENVIRONMENT UNDER PENNDOT’S ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY PROGRAM

The Program is simple . . .
You, your civic or volunteer group may sign a two-year agreement with PennDOT to adopt a two mile portion of state highway and promise to pick-up litter at least four times a year. In return, PennDOT will post signs along the highway giving you or your group full credit for your efforts.

Your safety is important . . .
PennDOT will provide complete safety training for volunteers as well as orange safety vests and highway warning signs to be used during litter pick-ups. The Department also provides trash bags and will pick-up the bagged litter from the roadside. Volunteers must be at least eight years old, and participants under 18 must be accompanied by adults.

Take care of the environment . . .
You can join a popular effort to clean-up litter on Pennsylvania’s collective front yard -- its 150,000 acres of roadside. By helping to keep this great state clean for our own residents as well as for the millions of visitors who travel our roads every year, you are making an important contribution to take care of the environment.

Mail the Adopt-A-Highway application at the end of this brochure to the address listed for your county:

District 1 - Crawford, Erie, Forest, Mercer, Venango, and Warren Counties

Galena Office Building
1140 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
(814) 432-2115

 

District 2 - Cameron, Centre, Clearfield, Clinton, Elk, Juniata, McKean, Mifflin, and Potter Counties

1924 Daisy Street
Clearfield, PA 16830
(814) 765-0423

District 3 - Bradford, Columbia, Lycoming, Montour, Sullivan, Northumberland, Snyder, Tioga, and Union Counties

715 Jordan Avenue
Montoursville, PA 17754
(717) 368-4202

District 4 - Lackawanna, Luzerne, Pike, Susquehanna, Wayne, and Wyoming Counties

O’Neill Highway
Dunmore, PA 18512
(717) 963-4010

District 5 - Berks, Carbon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, and Schuylkill Counties

1713 Lehigh Street
Allentown, PA 18103
(610-798-4123

District 6 - Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties

200 Radnor-Chester Road
St. Davids, PA 19087
(610) 964-6500

District 8 - Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Perry, Lancaster, Lebanon, and York Counties

21st and Herr Streets
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 783-3764

District 9 - Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Fulton, Huntingdon, and Somerset Counties

North Juniata Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
(814) 696-7101

District 10 - Armstrong, Butler, Clarion, Indiana, and Jefferson Counties

Route 286 South, Box 429
Indiana, PA 15701
(412) 357-2997

District 11 - Allegheny, Beaver, and Lawrence Counties

45 Thoms Run Road
Bridgeville, PA 15017-2853
(412) 781-3260

District 12 - Fayette, Greene, Washington, and Westmoreland Counties

P.O. Box 459
North Gallatin Avenue Extension
Uniontown, PA 15401
(412) 439-7340

Adopt-A-Highway . . . Join the tens of thousands of volunteers who help keep Pennsylvania’s roadside litter-free.

 

HOW TO GET INVOLVED

If your group would like to participate in Pennsylvania’s Adopt-A-Highway Program, contact your local PennDOT County Maintenance Office. An Adopt-A-Highway Coordinator will assist you on the terms of the program and help you select a two mile stretch of state maintained road to adopt. Or, you may fill out the application below and mail it to your local District Office for more information.

Adopt a highway, and join in the effort to keep Pennsylvania beautiful!

 

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ADOPT-A-HIGHWAY APPLICATION
Pennsylvania Department of Transportation

Yes, I am interested in more information on PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program.

 

Name __________________________________________________
Name of Group __________________________________________________
Phone __________________________________________________
Address __________________________________________________
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E-mail address __________________________________________________
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CRAH-400 (7-95)