About the program

Ontario’s Adopt-a-Highway program allows you to adopt a section of a provincial highway to help keep our highways clean. By participating in the program, you can make a direct contribution to the environment by volunteering your time to pick up litter along the sides (known as the right-of-way) of your adopted highway.

Adopt-a-Highway sign

How to participate

Participants can be:

  • individuals
  • an organization or group

To apply to the program:

  1. Contact adoptahighway@ontario.ca for an Adopt-a-Highway volunteer application form.
  2. Submit the form.
  3. Once accepted, complete ministry safety training (either from a ministry representative or from the ministry authorized group representative).
  4. Sign and return the Adopt-a-Highway agreement and obtain confirmation from the ministry before you start the program.

After being accepted in the program, the Ministry of Transportation will install a sign to recognize your efforts to keep our highways clean.

Contact us

For more information and to apply, contact adoptahighway@ontario.ca.