Adopt a Road



Help achieve a "Litter Free" Community! Roadside litter creates an unsightly image for the Town. You can make a difference by joining the Adopt-A-Road program recently started by the Public Works Department.


The Town of Whitby is dedicated to providing a clean and safe community for its citizens. The Public Works Department performs routine maintenance on the roadside and in parks throughout the year. However, this is often not enough.

A colossal difference can be made in the appearance of our community by volunteer groups that adopt a section of road allowance and commit to collecting litter 3 times per year on the section of road.

The Adopt-A-Road program aids in promoting a positive image of the Town and encourages community involvement and good public relations.


Community organizations, service clubs, private businesses, industries and environmentally conscious citizens with members who are 13 years of age or older can participate.

How the Program Works

Groups choose or are assigned a section of road up to 2 kilometres in length for adoption. When volunteers sign on for a 2-year term, signs at each end of the adopted section are erected to recognize the group. Although there are numerous streets in need of care, safety concerns may restrict the streets available for adoption.


The Town provides each volunteer group with a tool kit that contains garbage bags, latex gloves, traffic cones, safety vests, "men working" signs, flags (for tagging heavy debris or hazardous items), and volunteer safety guidelines. Participants should wear a bright hat, light clothing, long pants, long-sleeved shirts, and hard-soled footwear.

We would like to thank Swish Maintenance for their generous donation of clear garbage bags and latex gloves for the Adopt-A-Road Program.

Disposal of Litter

The Town collects and disposes of all litter and recyclables collected as part of this program.

Sign up

To sign up for the Adopt-A-Road program, please contact us.

Town of Whitby
Public Works Department - Operational Services
575 Rossland Road East, Whitby