Adopt-A-Road Program

The Grand Traverse County Road Commission has been involved in a cooperative effort with local groups and families to retain the natural beauty of our area since 1991. We currently have 188 total routes with many left to adopt!. Groups are able to adopt a road for 2 or more years and perform 3 trash pickups per year along a 2 mile section of county road. An annual safety meeting among volunteers is also required. The Road Commission will provide 2 recognition signs, trash bags, vests, and trash pickup after the route has been cleaned. 


You can fill out an Adopt-A-Road Application to apply for the open route of your choice. Thanks to all the groups and individuals who participate in keeping Grand Traverse County clean and beautiful!

Open Routes

Click on this link to view the 2023 Open Routes List for route availability. 

Safety Video

Each year the Safety Video must be watched by everyone that intends to participate. We request that the Safety Form (PDF) be completed and returned after watching the safety video. 

Pick-Up Dates for 2023

  • April 22 - 30
  • July 15 - 23
  • September 23 - October 1

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