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Adopt - A - Road

2020 Adopt - A - Road statistics                                                                                  Adopt A Road Brochure (Printable PDF)

  • What is the Adopt-A-Road Program?
We at the Monroe County Road Commission (MCRC) are concerned about our environment. The Adopt-A-Road Program is a countywide program sponsored by the MCRC and designed to help keep the county roadsides clean and attractive. With your help we can clean up roadside debris.


Participants "adopt" a designated two mile section of primary road in Monroe County to cleanup over a two year period.

  • Who is Eligible?


All groups are welcome such as scout troops, college fraternities and sororities, activity and youth groups, small and large businesses, service organizations, clubs and senior citizen groups.


A group must consist of at least six (6) people and three (3) backup participants. Group participants must be a minimum of ten (10) years old, and those under the age of sixteen (16) must have adult supervision at all times. Groups must have a minimum of one (1) adult for every five (5) participants under the age of 16.

  • What is Required to Participate?


Participants are asked to pick up litter on their designated two mile section of primary road three (3) times per year on the specified dates.

Participants are required to wear orange or hunter orange vests while working along the roadside. The Monroe County Road Commission will supply the initial set of vests for the first pickup. If additional vests are needed thereafter, the adopting group will be asked to supply replacement or additional vests at their own expense. The Monroe County Road Commission will also provide bags for the litter, and pickup service for the filled bags.

  • Is There A Fee?


There is no fee required to participate in the Adopt-A-Road Program.

  • How Are Roadways Assigned?


Only primary roads in Monroe County have been designated. Requests for these specific locations will be handled on a first come first serve basis between the contact person and the Road Commission.

  • How Can A Group or Organization Sign Up?


Just fill out the Adopt-A-Road application form and return it using one of the following:

  • Mail: Monroe County Road Commission
         840 S. Telegraph Road
        Monroe, MI 48161

The name of the organization will be identified on the "Adopt-A-Road" program sign to be displayed near your designated area. These signs are furnished and installed by the MCRC.

  • Application / Permit


All groups are asked first to fill out and return to the Monroe County Road Commission for approval, an "Adopt-A-Road" application form giving the location and a contact person for the group or organizations. The forms help us track which roads have been adopted. These forms can be obtained online or from the Maintenance Office of the MCRC. Please inform us of any changes in the contact person for your group.

After receiving approval, a copy of the application form will be returned to you to serve as your permit. A letter will accompany this approval with instructions on how to obtain the safety video, vests and trash bags.

  • Pick up dates for 2022


April 29-30, May 1

July 22-23-24

September 30, October 1-2

If your group is unable to pick up on these dates, you may choose to participate a different date. Groups are also not restricted to three times annually. They may do more if the group wishes. In either situation, litter picked up outside of the scheduled dates must be disposed of by the group. Please let the MCRC reception desk at 734-240-5115 if you are choosing to participate on a different date. After litter pick up it is important to complete the pick-up report, mail, fax or email this to

Monroe County Road Commission
840 S Telegraph Rd.
Monroe, MI 48161
Fax 734-240-5101

  • A Note About Safety


Your group will be asked to conduct a "safety meeting" outlining the safety procedures with all participants prior to picking up litter. All safety information and a video will be provided by the Monroe County Road Commission after your permit has been approved.

Below is an Adopt-A-Road safety video, application form and other documents that you may find useful.
You can also use this Litter pick up report form