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Adopt a Road Program

Adopt-a-Road is a volunteer public service program managed by local governments across North America.

When you choose (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 (spring and fall).

The adopted section is called the "picking site." The day you pick up litter is called the "picking day."

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Participants in this program must be 16 years of age or older.

A person, group, or organization must also:

What you need

You need to provide your:


There are charges per KM per year.

Rural: $322.13

Urban: $1610.60

Fees can only be paid through cheque and mailed in.

Mailing address:

Accounts Payable
PO Box 625
Brampton, ON L6V 2L6

How to apply

Fill out and submit our online Adopt-a-Road application form.

Once we receive 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, please email us.

More information

Rules and expectations

Group leaders are expected to log onto Peel Region’s SharePoint website to record group numbers, hours, and trash bag locations.

All Adopt-a-Road participants:

  • 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.
  • Must watch the safety training video, review the safety information provided by Peel Region, and sign the volunteer liability forms.
  • 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.

Minimum time commitment

Peel Region Adopt-a-Road participants commit to picking up litter twice a year – once in the spring and once in the fall – on the section of the Regional road they’ve adopted.

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

Financial payment option

If a group or individual can’t physically pick up litter, they can sponsor the pick through financial payment. For the current cost per kilometre for both urban and rural road sections in Peel, email us.

Physical activity level

Participation in the program will include:

  • Moderate bending and lifting.
  • Walking within the road right-of-way for the length of the road adoption corridor.
  • Working within different types of terrain such as a ditch slope or a relatively level roadside.

We highly recommend you wear comfortable safety shoes on your picking day.


We expect your group representative to come to the nearest Public Works yard to pick up supplies before the pick is scheduled to take place.

Peel Region provides:

  • The program coordination.
  • Training.
  • Signage.
  • Supplies (safety vests, trash bags, latex gloves, cones to mark hazards, and a training video).
  • Litter bag pickup at the end of the pick.

Your group is responsible for returning vests, cones, and signage to the nearest Public Works yard.