​​​​Adopt-a-Highway Program

The Kane County Adopt-A-Highway program allows citizens to support anti-litter efforts by signing up volunteer groups to adopt a section of County Highway for the purpose of litter collection for a minimum of 2 years.
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Watch for our Adopt-A-Highway signs as seen on this page and you can adopt from one half mile up to two miles of County maintained roadway.

5 Steps to Submitting an Application

1.  Adopt-a-Highway Map

Choose a route that is not highlighted in Blue or Green

County Highways not adopted are in RED

2.  Adopt-a-Highway Member Listing

Check the lists, sorted by road name, alphabetical order, showing the route in use.

You can also see what activity has been logged in for members.

If you see your group has not done the required clean up dates per your agreement, please contact us before expiration of permit.

3.  Adopt-a-Highway Ordinance

A must read…

4.  Adopt-a-Highway A​pplication - All 4 Lane Highways must be 1 side route choice

Use the email button provided to send the application to Mary Anne Hoye

Application submittal: A. Send by email, B. Print and fax or C. Copy/paste to a Word Document and send to KDOTPermits@co.kane.il.us

Any problems getting your application to us please call 630-584-1171

5.  Watch the safety video on this page

Your application will be reviewed by the Transportation Department and if route changes are required we will contact you.

The application is then submitted to the Transportation Committee for approval.

After your group is approved:

You will have to come to Building A at our complex on Burlington Road (see map) and we will supply you with safety vests, bags, and ID cards for your dash.

We do the trash bag pick up after you notify us via email, phone call or post card.

Your group will have a sign erected on your route showing the group name or dedication (no web addresses) for as long as you stay current with the program.

We look forward to your supporting our program and helping us keep Kane County clean and beautiful.

Groups must provide one adult supervisor over the age of 21 for every five youths under the age of 18 present on your adopted section of County Highway.

No one under the age of 10 may participate in litter pickups.

Litter collections can only be done between one hour after sunrise and one hour before sunset, in fair weather and non-rush hour traffic times. Groups are not to attempt to pick up any large, heavy or potential hazardous items​


Renewing your Membership

If you are interested in renewing your program before your expiration date, please contact us and we can submit your renewal for the Transportation Committee and Director of Transportation to approve (based on dedication of following the guidelines of the permit agreement).

We have bright reflective hats for our members that renew and do a good job! They have our AAH Logo and silver reflective stripes, one size fits all! As a thank you gift.