Say No To Litter! Adopt-a-Highway!country highway road curving into a wooded area

It is a way for environmentally conscious citizens, community organizations, private business, and industry to contribute to a cleaner and more beautiful municipal road system. We appreciate all efforts in cleaning up our municipal roadways.

How to Begin

To ensure public safety, participants must first complete the Adopt-A-Highway Agreement (please contact Public Works for more information). This agreement also includes information about the program.  Participants under 18 must have written consent from a parent or guardian.

Let's Get Started!

To assist with highway clean-up Public Works provides:

  • Orange safety vests (to be returned upon job completion)

  • Trash bags

  • Work gloves

  • "Safety Guidelines for Volunteers" pamphlet and training

  • "Road Work" signs (to be returned upon job completion)

  • Flags (to be returned upon job completion)

  • Traffic cones (to be returned upon job completion)

After Clean-up

Leave garbage bags along the side of the road (off the right-of-way). Public Works picks them up the following work day.

Fill out a Post Clean-Up Report. (please contact Public Works for more information)

Recognition of Groups

When an organization or group has cleaned a portion of road for two consecutive years, Chatham-Kent may decide to acknowledge their efforts by erecting a sign, detailing the group's name and the stretch of road they are responsible for cleaning.