For information about the Adopt-A-Road/Landscape program, call 503-846-ROAD (846-7623) or e-mail us.

What is Adopt-A-Road? 

Adopt-A-Road is a public service, volunteer program that provides an opportunity for families, service organizations, schools, businesses and other groups to pick up litter along County roadsides or to maintain landscaped areas in County road medians.

 Scheduled Clean-Ups


Groups participating in the Adopt-a-Road/Landscape programs will be able to schedule cleanups starting Feb. 27. Please email or call 503-846-7618 for more information.



adopt a road crewHow does the litter pickup program work?

Participating groups agree to:

  • Pick up litter at least twice a year.
  • Adopt a county road for at least two years.
  • Use safety vests and traffic safety signs during each cleanup.

Washington County:

  • Lends safety vests and traffic safety signs.
  • Provides plastic trash bags and safety training materials.
  • Picks up filled trash bags and removes any large, heavy or hazardous materials.
  • Erects two signs at the adopted road recognizing the group for its efforts.

How does the landscape maintenance program work?

Each location is unique and each volunteer group's commitment is different depending on the adopted location. Contact us to learn more.

Safety - the #1 concern

  • The safety of those who participate in the Adopt-A-Road and Adopt-A-Landscape programs are our first concern, and must be the group's as well.
  • Please review the "Adopt-A-Road Safety Guide" and "Safety Checklist" for important safety rules and tips.
  • The group representative must review safety rules with participants before each cleanup.

Additional details

  • Groups need to schedule clean-ups in advance with County staff.
  • Groups need to pick up their safety equipment and return it to our Walnut Street Center in Hillsboro (1400 SW Walnut St.; see site map) each time they do a road cleanup.
  • All participants must sign a "Release of Liability" form before participating in a cleanup.
  • For participants between the ages of 12 and 17, an "Authorization to Participate/Release of Liability--Minors" form (signed by the parent or guardian) and adult supervision is required. 
  • No one under 12 years of age is allowed to participate or to be on site during a cleanup.


Where in Washington County?

  • To see the roads that are currently available for adoption and that are already adopted, click here. Other roads may be eligible for the program but will need to be assessed.