Adopt-A-Highway Common Questions

How often should litter be picked up?

Litter must be picked up a minimum of four times per year. Most urban locations require litter pickup once or twice per month.

Who supplies the litter bags and picks up the filled bags?

MoDOT does. We also supply safety vests, caution flags, safety video, safety brochures, and safety tips for working along roadsides.

What about beautification?

MoDOT requires a detailed plan outlining the areas where planting is to be done including the types of plants. MoDOT personnel will review the plan to determine if it will enhance the roadside appearance while not creating a safety hazard.

How long does my agreement last?

Adopters sign a three year commitment to the program. However, the agreement can be terminated at any time. Each location is reviewed periodically to ensure both parties are fulfilling their agreement.

Are there guidelines I need to follow?

The Missouri Department of Transportation has established rules and regulations for the program to ensure safety and consistency in its operation. All adopters are expected to know and abide by these standards.

How much does in cost to participate in Adopt-A-Highway?

 All it costs you is your time. MoDOT provides the signs, safety materials, trash bags and disposal.

How do I get started with Adopt-A-Highway?

Please call MoDOT's toll-free number at 1-888-ASK MODOT (1-888-275-6636) and ask for the Adopt-A-Hi ghway coordinator or email us at aah@modot.mo.gov. You can also check our online map for availability of open sections ready for adopting by clicking HERE.

How do I report my Adopt-A-Highway activity?

Visit this page and click on 'Adopters'. Begin typing your group's name or type your Agreement ID, wait a few seconds until a list is generated. Select your group and it will auto-fill. Complete the rest of the info and click on 'Submit and Exit' or ‘Submit and Enter Another’ if you have additional info to report. You’ll get a ‘Thank You’ message if your report was submitted. Change of contact info can also be made here.

Help, I've inherited our group's AAH project. What do I do?

You can contact your local MoDOT office. Then ask for the AAH coordinator and tell them what you need. Please keep us up to date on your contact person's name, address, and phone number. You can e-mail that information to us at aah@modot.mo.gov, or call us toll free at 1-888-ASK MODOT and ask for the Adopt-A-Highway coordinator.

AAH: General Information

Since 1987, Missouri's Adopt-A-Highway program has involved volunteers across the state working together to clean up Missouri. Currently, more than 5,200 groups and 50,000 volunteers in the program are focused on making Missouri’s roadsides cleaner and more attractive for our residents and visitors.

Types of Adoption and Recognition

Find a list of the ways you can help keep Missouri roadways beautiful through the Adopt-A-Highway program.

No MOre Trash!

A partnership between the Missouri departments of Conservation and Transportation and thousands of volunteers, No MOre Trash! is working to clean up Missouri and make it a litter-free state through education, prevention and cleanup programs.