Monroe County citizens are making a difference by "adopting" a county road. These volunteers are helping to maintain a clean environment and strengthen pride in our community. 

With your help, Monroe County's roadsides will stay clean and attractive for local motorists, visitors and most importantly, you!  Adopt-A-Road program volunteers play a key part in reaching our goal and preserving the natural beauty of the Monroe County area. Join us to make a difference today! 

What does it mean to Adopt-A-Road?

There are three simple steps you will take once you have an approved "no-cost" Adopt-A-Road permit. 

  1. Gather Volunteers for your group;
  2. Review your Right-of-Way Safety Training;
  3. Pickup litter from the roadside during our three Adopt-A-Road litter pickup dates. 

Application & Permit Process

New Groups
New groups can submit an inquiry online or contact our Adopt-A-Road Coordinator to begin the adoption process. Our Coordinator will assist with locating an available road and answer any questions about the program you may have. 

Returning Groups
All established groups will be mailed an Adopt-A-Road packet in January of each year. The group representative must complete the permit renewal and host the required safety training with all group members. Upon MCRC receipt of the completed permit and safety training form, your group will be eligible to pickup supplies including litter disposal bags and safety vests. 

Pick up Dates for 2023

  • April 28-29-30
  • July 21-22-23
  • September 29-30, October 1

MCRC crews will pickup litter bags following the above litter pickup events. 

If your group is unable to pick up litter on these dates, you may choose to participate on a different date. Groups are also not restricted to three litter pickups annually and may complete more pickups if desired. In either situation, litter picked up outside of the scheduled dates listed above must have all litter bags 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. 

Group representatives must submit their litter pick-up report within one week of the litter pickup event. 

Monroe County Road Commission
840 S Telegraph Road
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.