Welcome to the ADOPT A ROAD PROGRAM!

The Montgomery County's Adopt A Road (AAR) program encourages residents (individuals, families, organizations and businesses) to participate in a community activity by keeping roadsides litter free. The AAR program enlists more than 5,000 volunteers who clean over 480 road segments across Montgomery County. The program’s goal is to have unsightly litter removed from roadsides before it reaches local streams or clogs storm drains that feed into local streams, and potentially into the Potomac and Patuxent Rivers and our water supply.  Every piece of litter that ends up in our waterways can be problematic to the water quality and disrupt the natural environment.  

With the amount of trash littered on County roadsides each day and with MCDOT's budget constraints (resulting in less mowing and road cleaning) program participation has become increasingly important.  Demonstrate your community pride and make a positive statement for a clean and attractive community - help make Montgomery County a “Greener” place to live!

AAR Program Application
Be sure to read this COVER LETTER for more info!
Brochure Cover to Adopt a Road Program Guide

List of Available Roads to Adopt
Click below for the list sorted by City
 List of Available Roads
Last updated 5/13/22 



Program participants can now report their cleanings onlineclick here

This program is FREE to join and requires a volunteer to pick up litter (and recyclables) along both sides of an adopted road segment (right-of-way), including bus stops. This program creates a partnership of citizens and local government to promote civic pride and preserve our clean environment by eliminating roadside litter. Help improve the appearance of Montgomery County and decrease the amount of debris/trash that washes into our waterways!  This program supports the  Alice Ferguson Foundation's regional anti-litter campaign - Trash Free Potomac Watershed Initiative.

AAR members are required to perform clean-up efforts at their adopted road segment as needed with a minimum of six major cleanings per year (the equivalent of every other month) and to report these cleanings to the Community Outreach office. Cleanings are scheduled by the individual or group leader at their convenience.  There is no time limit on how long a road segment can be adopted.  Retire at any time by notifying the Community Outreach office in writing.

CLICK HERE to view program guidelines.
CLICK HERE to download program guidelines.

Contact the Community Outreach Office:
Email mcdot.outreach@montgomerycountymd.gov or call 240-777-7155. 
For immediate assistance call 240-777-7170, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
DIrector's Office
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor

Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 240-777-7155 (press # to bypass greeting) 

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