The Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT) sponsors the Adopt A Road (AAR) program, encouraging individuals, clubs, organizations and businesses to regularly pick up trash from alongside more than 1,100 lane miles of county-owned roadways. You will be helping us enhance the appearance of our community while improving our environment.

Your cleanup efforts help us safeguard our waterways and protect the water supply. Roadside litter is a pollutant that can wash into storm drains that flow into our watersheds. The trash that ends up in nearby creeks and streams may eventually be swept all the way to the Chesapeake Bay, degrading water quality and harming our fisheries and wildlife.

Benefits of Becoming a AAR Volunteer:
  • MCDOT recognizes volunteer efforts by providing signage with the group or company's name.
  • MCDOT provides safety equipment and supplies, including reflective vests, cones, heavy duty gloves, trash bags and trash pickup sticks.
  • MCDOT publicizes volunteer efforts through Go Montgomery! and  AAR newsletters, on the MCDOT homepage, through press releases and at special awards ceremonies.