Find out how to participate in this successful and rewarding volunteer litter control program. See the volunteer groups who are already participating!
Find a road to adopt
Use our map to find available routes in unincorporated King County.
- Review the Adopt-A-Road Program Overview to see if the program would be a good match for your volunteer group.
- Complete an Application Form and send it to us using the contact information at the bottom of this page. Feel free to call or e-mail first to discuss road availability.
- Once your adoption request is approved, you will receive a program orientation packet that walks you through the steps to register your group with the program.
- After your group has completed the first cleanup, fill out and return a Recognition Sign Request Form.
Organize your cleanup
- Select your preferred date(s).
- At least two weeks in advance, call the Adopt-A-Road Program Coordinator to check the availability of safety kits for your preferred date(s).
- After your date is confirmed with the Adopt-A-Road Program Coordinator, you can reserve your safety kit(s). You will also receive a roster of your group volunteers who have registered with the program and are eligible to participate in the cleanup event.
- Each safety kit includes materials for up to ten people. Reserve as many kits as needed to ensure all volunteers will have materials available.
Pick up your safety kit(s)
- Pick up your safety kit(s) from a specified maintenance office location.
Before your clean-up
- Review the Adopt-A-Road Safety Rules with your volunteers at or prior to the clean-up event.
- Watch the Volunteer Safety Training Video.
- Ensure all volunteers are listed on the Group Active Participant Roster. Anyone not listed on the roster is not authorized to participate in the cleanup.
- Have all volunteers sign the Work Day Release Form before the cleanup begins.
After your clean-up
- Application Form or online form
- Adopt-A-Road Group Agreement & Code of Conduct
- Registered Group Enrollment Form
- Individual Participant Release Form
- Work Day Release Form
- Recognition Sign Request Form or online form
Rules and policies for volunteers
All King County Adopt-A-Road Program volunteers are required to adhere to the following King County rules and policies:
Volunteer Safety Training Video
PLEASE NOTE: The Volunteer Safety Training Video will be updated soon. In the meantime please disregard the following items in the video:
- References to minor participation. Volunteers under age 18 are no longer eligible to participate in the Adopt-A-Road Program.
- Outdated forms
- Outdated phone numbers
Please see this website for the correct forms and contact information.
Safety kit pick-ups
Fall & winter hours
• Maintenance shops, except Renton, are currently open Monday–Friday, 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
• The Renton office is open 24 hours-a-day, 7 days-a-week.
Reminder: Call 206-477-3600 to schedule cleanups and reserve kits before picking up kits.
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Adopted and available roadsThis map displays both adopted and available routes.
1146 - 156th Ave SE Rural Neighbors
1124 - Adam Henry Schwinn Ltd.
2119 - Back and Beyond
2102 - Camber in honor of Brian & Chris Pennewell
2112 - Dale J. Holland, Attorney at Law
1110 - East Union Hill Neighbors
716 - Fairwood Lions Club
2092 - Golder Associates
1194 - Harvold Family
1260 - JD Tavenner and Friends
897 - Keep America Clean
2095 Lake 12 Association
415 - Maple Valley Bed and Breakfast
1157 - Nativity Lutheran Church
2068 - Oak Hills Vegetable Farms
1254 - Paj Hwang
1144 - QSE Publishing
434 - Rainier Audubon Society
1274 - Save Habitat and Diversity of Wetlands
2022 - Tadpole Haven Native Plants
955 - Upper Preston Cleanup Crew
1175 - Valley Drifters Cruisin' Association
795 - Wally and Ruth
2088 - YOUNGBLOOD FS
To check on road availability, reserve a cleanup date or request safety kits, or other inquires contact Project Coordinator Andrea Weder at 206-477-8100.
Road Services Division
King County Department of Transportation
155 Monroe Ave. N.E.
Renton, WA 98056