​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Adopt-a-Highway Program

Project Manager:​

Dustin Sundquist
Direct Phone:  (630) 444-2958
E-mail:  sundquistdustin@co.kane.il.us

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.

4 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 BROWN.

2.  Adopt-a-Highway Ordinance

A must read…

3.  Adopt-a-Highway Application

Starting on Monday, June 12, 2023, the Kane County Division of Transportation (KDOT) will be using a new permit software based on the Accela platform.  This will allow applicants to view their permit status online, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.​

You will need to create an account in order to apply for a permit.  Sign up here: https://aca-prod.accela.com/KANE/Default.aspx.

4.  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 and then the County Board 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.  You must notify us of every pickup so we have record of your participation.

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.  We can submit your renewal for the Transportation Committee and County Board to approve!