Adopt A Highway

Adopt-A-Highway is a public service program for volunteers to pick up litter and debris along Minnesota’s roadways. It is a way for citizens to make a personal contribution to a cleaner environment.

Adopt a Highway groups agree to:
  • Adopt a two mile segment of highway for a minimum of two years.
  • Pick up litter and debris along this segment twice each year.
  • Wear safety vests during pick-up and observe all safety rules.
  • Contact the Goodhue County Public Works Department at (651) 385-3025 to collect the trash bags, providing the group name and the location of the bags.
Goodhue County Public Works agree to:
  • Erect a highway sign to recognize your group’s cleanup efforts.
  • Provide high visibility vests, trash bags and safety information.
  • Remove filled bags from the roadside and remove large, heavy or hazardous items.
Sign Up
If you desire to participate in the Adopt-A-Highway Program, please fill out the application form and return it to Goodhue County Public Works. We will be happy to help you select a segment of county highway to adopt, provide you with safety information and answer any other questions you may have.

Participate Today
  • Litter is unsightly. It destroys the natural beauty of Goodhue County’s roadsides.
  • Litter is expensive. GCPW employees pick up the roadsides that are not adopted by volunteers.
  • Scenic and litter-free roadsides say “welcome” to visitors and make us proud to be citizen’s of Goodhue County!