Adopt-a-Highway Program
Susan Perry
Administrative Clerk

ACHD's Adopt-a-Highway Program is a litter control program that allows private citizens to support the Ada County Highway District's anti-litter campaign by “adopting” sections of roadway and agreeing to keep them clean. It offers organizations an inexpensive project that gives members the satisfaction of making a contribution to the community. It also generates publicity for the group’s service activities.

How to "Adopt"

  • An organization or family may apply to adopt a section of roadway.  Examples include youth groups, neighborhood associations, churches and service groups.
  • Through an adoption, the group will have the responsibility of removing litter within that section of roadway a minimum of four times a year for two years. ACHD will let you know what roads are available.
  • You need to fill out an application.  Click to see the Citizen's Packet.
  • If, after reviewing the material, your group/family decides to participate, please complete the application and agreement and drop them off or mail them to: Ada County Highway District, Attention: Susan, 440 N, Cloverdale Rd., Boise, Idaho, 83713.
  • ACHD will provide safety vests, trash bags and temporary warning signs. ACHD will dispose of all collected trash. Safety training is also provided.  Click to see the safety video.

If you have questions, please call Susan Perry at 387-6350. We look forward to working with you and your organization/family in keeping Ada County free of debris.

A Successful Program

In 2013, 78 groups participated in ACHD's Adopt-a-Highway program. There were 70 clean-up events and 14,980 pounds of debris collected. There are 99 miles of roadway in the program.