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Macomb County and community team up for Adopt-A-County Road program

Press Release

Road cleanup season open May 1 through Labor Day weekend

MOUNT CLEMENS, Mich. – The Macomb County Department of Roads (MCDR) is asking residents to spring into action to help keep the roads and community clean by adopting a county roadway. Applications to adopt the more than 320 miles of available roadways are open year-round and can be completed online.

There are 330 groups registered for the program and registered participants can cleanup adopted roads May 1 through September 2.

“Whether people are visiting Macomb County for the first time or driving on our roads daily, the appearance of our roadways matters,” said Macomb County Executive Mark A. Hackel. “The Adopt-A-County Road program is a great opportunity for individuals and groups to take an active role in our community while making a positive environmental change.”

Adopt-A-County Road Macomb County Department of Roads sign

There is no cost to participate in the program and individuals, families, businesses, charitable organizations, schools, and other groups can adopt a section of road. A simple three step adoption process and a commitment of two cleanups per year is all it takes to make a positive difference in Macomb County. MCDR provides safety vests, trash bags, and safety guidelines and information to registered participants.

As part of the program, participants receive roadside signage highlighting their organization and are included in the online map of adopted roads and the list of sponsors displayed on the Adopt-A-County Road website. All bags and safety vests are provided by the Department of Roads at no cost to participants. Following a cleanup, the MCDR maintenance department will pick up and dispose of the trash bags and other large items.

“While we work to build and repair our roads, everyone can help keep our community clean by adopting a county road,” said MCDR Director Bryan Santo. “With no costs and an easy process to get started, the Adopt-A-County Road program makes it easy for individuals and groups to get involved.”

Additional information, an interactive map, and a comprehensive list of adopted and available roads can be found online at For additional information, questions, or to request an application by mail or email, contact MCDR’s Adopt-A-County Road program at or 586-463-8671.

Media Contact
Eric Dimoff

Department:Department of Roads
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