Waukesha County

Help keep your community beautiful! 

The Waukesha County Adopt-A-Highway program is administered by the Waukesha County Public Works - Highway Operations division located at 1641 Woodburn Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

What is Adopt-A-Highway? This program encourages local schools, scouts troops, business and civic organizations, churches, families, and more to "adopt" a two-mile section of County Highway.

What does an adopting group do? Three times a year from April 1 - November 1, the adopting group agrees to clean their section of County Highway "right-of-way" and place the bags of refuse along the highway for removal by County Highway trucks. The group may keep any of the recyclable materials. Note: All participants shall be at least 11 years old or in sixth grade.

Are there fees? There is no charge to the group. Each group's name appears on a roadside sign at their adopted area; each group is provided garbage bags and safety vests.

To apply: Click below or contact Barb Sylvester of Waukesha County Public Works - Highway Operations division. Thank you!

Waukesha County

Adopt A Highway Program

Administrator: Barb Sylvester
Email: bsylvester@waukeshacounty.gov

Hours of Operation: 8:00am-4:30pm

    Monday - Friday

Phone: (262) 548-7736
Fax: (262) 548-7939

Waukesha County - Highway Operations Division
1641 Woodburn Road
Waukesha, WI 53188