Since 1990, Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful has offered an adoption program as a way for caring individuals and groups to ‘adopt’ local areas they care about and help keep them clean and beautiful. Our adoption program compliments PennDOT’s Adopt-A-Highway program and is available for most municipal roads, trails, waterways and city blocks as long as we have the consent and support of the owner/maintainer of the property (usually the municipality).

Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful provides one sign per adoption and requests the support of the municipality to provide the sign post, install the sign and provide trash disposal options as needed.

To maintain an adoption, the adopter must agree to:

  • Clean their road/area twice a year – Please contact your county or township for any scheduled road work before selecting a date for your road cleanup.
  • Report results to Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful after each cleanup.
  • Sign, and have all participants sign, a volunteer waiver form.
  • Always make safety a priority – Volunteer Safety Guidelines and the Keep Pennsylvania Beautiful Adoption Program Video are to be reviewed with all participants before any cleanup begins.

Supplies of bags, gloves and vests are available by participating in our annual Pick Up PA program that runs from March 1 through May 31 and September 1 through October 31.

Find all the forms needed to help you with your adoption here.

For more information or to initiate an adoption, contact Stephanie Larson at or 877-772-3673 x 104