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 county-owned 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 and visit!

AAR Program Guidelines
Read this COVER LETTER and click on the image below to review the guidelines before you apply. 


List of Available Roads to Adopt
Click on image below to view a list of available road segments sorted by CITY (view sorted by ROAD here)
 List of Available Roads
Last updated 11/1/23 

Click on the image below for answers to the most frequently asked questions.





AAR Cleaning Report Form
Be sure to submit a report after each cleaning.

Equipment Distribution Form
Click below image to request cleaning equipment. Complete the form and email it to our office. 

Map of Office Location
 Schedule a time to pick up equipment from our office. Some items can be mailed upon request.


MCDOT Adopt A Road Program contact information:

Phone: 240-777-7155 (press # to bypass greeting and leave a message)

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)

Adopt A Road Program
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor
Rockville, Maryland 20850


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