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Adopt A Highway


Keep Lake County beautiful - Adopt a Highway!



Celebrating 20 years thanks to volunteers like you!

 View a list of currently available county highway sections 

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What is Adopt A Highway?

A public service program for environmentally-conscious citizen's groups to make a personal contribution to a cleaner environment by volunteering to pick up litter along Lake County's highway system.

What does my group have to do?

Your group assigns a representative to work with the Lake County Division of Transportation's Adopt A Highway Program Coordinator.
The program coordinator will help your group select an available section of county highway to adopt.
Your group agrees to pick up litter at least twice a year for a minimum of two years.
Pickup dates are arranged in advance with the Lake County Division of Transportation.

How does Lake County work with my group?
The Division of Transportation:
Erects a highway sign to recognize your group's efforts,
Provides high-visibility safety vests and a safety training DVD,
Removes filled bags and heavy or hazardous items from the roadside - groups are encouraged to recycle materials for their own benefit.

What else should I know?
Participants must be at least 10 years old.
Participants under 18 years old must have adequate adult supervision.
Signups are processed twice yearly - spring applications are accepted until the last Friday of January and are effective April 1; fall applications are accepted until the last Friday of August and are effective November 1.

How do I sign up?
Fill out an application online and send to

To find out which county highways are available, contact:
Lake County Division of Transportation
Adopt a Highway Coordinator
600 W Winchester Rd
Libertyville, Illinois 60048
phone:  847.377.7472

This program is authorized and governed by an ordinance of the Lake County Board.

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