Level 2 Fire Restrictions in effect for western areas of Boulder County. No fireworks, fires, open flame, or shooting (see map and flyer).

Many County services are being offered online. Additionally, a variety of resources are available for those impacted by COVID-19.

Adopt-A-County Road

Adopt-A-County Road

Adopt-a-Road Program SUSPENDED due to COVID-19 Concerns

The program will resume at a later date. All current volunteers are asked to suspend all trash clean-up operations for the time being. We will let you know when the program resumes. Thank you for your cooperation.

Modeled after a national program, the Adopt-A-County Road program began in 1990 as a way to keep roadways litter-free. The program has grown to:

  • approximately 1000 volunteers
  • 80 groups
  • 138 miles of roadway cleaned.

Volunteers find the program to be a positive experience that allows their group to interact with each other and their community.

To learn more about joining the program, please visit the “How to start” tab.

Thank you to Western Disposal Services for their continued support with the Adopt-A-Road Program.

Follow these steps to join the Boulder County Adopt-A-Road program:

1. Ensure your organization can meet the Adopt-A-Road requirements:

2. Check to see what roads are available. The following roads are currently available:

  • Ridge Road from Hurricane Hill to Cold Springs; 1.9 miles long
  • Niwot Road from 63rd Street to 73rd Street; 1 mile long

3. Fill out an application and mail it or email it to the department (information at bottom of page). Then follow the next steps.

4. Read our Welcome Packet

5. Organize your volunteers, and have them:

6. Set cleanup dates. These can be scheduled independently of the Department of Transportation at your organization’s convenience. You must have two every year. More details are in the Welcome Packet.

7. Clean up your section. Please follow all policies and procedures as outlined in the Welcome Packet.

8. Report your cleanups through our Accomplishment Form.

  • Photos of volunteers who have completed the Photo Release Form are always appreciated so Boulder County can continue to promote this great program!

9. Upkeep your forms

  • Ensure any new volunteers follow step 5
  • If anything changes, please reach out the Transportation Department

9. Let us know if you want to continue. Once your commitment period has ended, please confirm with the Boulder County Transportation Department if you would like to continue or end your adoption.

All Volunteers Must Watch The Meth Lab Recognition Video

Fill out my online form.

Form not loading? Click here.

Interested in the Adopt-A-Highway Program through the Colorado Department of Transportation? Visit the Colorado Adopt-A-Highway website.

Contact Us

Transportation Department

Submit a question


2525 13th Street
Boulder, CO 80304

Map & Directions

Hours: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. M-F

Mailing Address

P.O. Box 471
Boulder, CO 80306