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Adopt a Road Program

Adopt a Road is a public service volunteer program to help local litter collection on regional roads.

Volunteers can either:

Picking up litter is known as “picking day.” The adopted section of the road is known as the “picking site.”

Volunteering for this program helps protect the environment and keeps Peel Region clean.

When you choose to (adopt) an urban or rural section of a Peel regional road, you commit to keeping that section litter-free by picking up litter twice a year: once in the spring (April to May), and once in the fall (September to October).

By adopting or sponsoring a regional road, you’re showing the community your:

Peel Region will provide sponsorship signs with your name or logo to post along the adopted section of the road.

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Volunteers in this program must be 16 years or older to participate.


Peel Region will review a company, group, or organization’s name, logo, and text for suitability. An application may be rejected if any of these elements are not deemed appropriate.

What you need

You will need to provide your:


Payment option

Volunteers who wish to adopt a regional road only, and not take part in picking up litter, can sponsor a section of the roadway through financial payment.

Fees will provide litter collection and lawn mowing services (approximately 2 to 7 times per year).

Adopted regional roads will receive an ‘Adopt a Road' Sign for that section of the road with their company name and logo.

Yearly breakdown charges per km:

 We accept payment by:

How to apply

Complete and submit our online Adopt a Road application form.

Once our team receives your application, we’ll confirm that the section of road you want is available.

Peel Region may refuse a Regional road adoption if granting the adoption request would:

Who to contact

If you have any questions or would like more information, email Adopt a Road or call 905-791-7800 ext. 4409.

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Rules and expectations

Applicants and volunteers who are accepted and wish to participate in the Adopt a Road program must follow all the rules and expectations of the program.

All Adopt-a-Road volunteers:

  • Must sign a waiver before participating.
  • Must complete an online training module, review the safety information Peel Region provides, and sign the Volunteer Agreement Form.
  • Must keep up with their obligation to their adopted section of the roadway. If obligations aren’t met, the adopted section will be forfeited, and Peel Region will remove the Adopt a Road sign.
  • Are not considered officers, employees, or agents of Peel Region.
  • Are solely responsible for any injuries, claims, liabilities, suits, or costs resulting from their activities relating to this agreement.
  • Must agree to follow Peel Region's guidelines and indemnify Peel Region for harm or loss.
  • Will not hold Peel Region responsible for any injuries or damages that they may cause or suffer as a result of participating in the Adopt-a-Road program.

Time commitment

Peel Region Adopt a Road volunteers commit to picking up litter twice a year – once between April and August and once during September or October – on the section of the Regional road that was adopted.

There is a minimum 2-year commitment, but some volunteers stay in the program for longer.

If you no longer wish to volunteer with the program, email Adopt a Road.

Before your picking day

All volunteers must complete the online training module and complete and submit their Agreement Form before picking begins.

Before your scheduled picking day, volunteers are expected to pick up a supply kit that includes resources from Peel Region’s Road Operations at our Public Works yard.

Each supply kit will include:

  • cones to mark hazards
  • garbage bags
  • latex gloves
  • litter pickers
  • safety vests
  • signage

Regional employees will contact you to confirm the date and time for you to pick up the supply kit.

Volunteers are responsible for returning the supply kit to either of these designated Public Works yards after their scheduled picking day:

  • Copper Road Works Yard, 2 Copper Road, Brampton, ON L6T 4W5
  • Victoria Road Works Yard, 2941 King Street, Caledon, ON L7C 0S8