Wisconsin Department of Transportation

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Adopt-A-Highway Program

A rural Wisconsin highway

Adopt-A-Highway logo.

Help keep Wisconsin's roadsides beautiful!

New View new safety video below

Adopt-A-Highway is Wisconsin's litter control program and helps

  • Reduce litter along Wisconsin's highways
  • Build statewide support for the anti-litter and highway beautification programs
  • Educate the traveling public to properly dispose of litter
  • Enhance the environment and beautify Wisconsin's roadsides

Take a tour of the Adopt-A-Highway clean-up program

Learn how groups can make a difference in helping keep Wisconsin beautiful.


The Adopt-A-Highway program emphasizes safety. As part of this emphasis the program provides a safety video and "Your safety comes first", a take-along printable brochure. It is strongly encouraged every participant watch the video and be familiar with roadside safety concerns. It is important to be very careful when working on the roadsides.

  • What to do
  • What not to do
  • How to stay safe while helping clean up Wisconsin's roads

"Your safety comes first" - How to stay safe while cleaning up highway litter.


Various forms for working with the Adopt-A-Highway program:

  • Application/Permit (DT1206) - Apply for adopting a highway to help clean up.
  • Clean-up report (DT2214) - Report once the clean up activity has been completed.
  • Freeway/Interstate/Interchange Work Plan (DT1207) - Assure a safe clean-up of the freeway/interstate/interchange that you have adopted.
  • Notice of abandonment (DT1205) - To let WisDOT know you are no longer interested in the clean up activities.

Questions about the content of this page, contact:
Christa Wollenzien, christa.wollenzien@dot.wi.gov
Last modified: May 9, 2013

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