Waukesha County

Waukesha County

Adopt-A-Highway

Contact: Barb Sylvester (email)

Monday - Friday • 7 am - 3:30pm

Phone: 262-548-7736 • Fax: 262-548-7939

Waukesha County Public Works
Highway Operations division
1641 Woodburn Road
Waukesha, WI 5318 (map)

Help keep your community beautiful! 

The Waukesha County Adopt-A-Highway program is administered by the Waukesha County Public Works - Highway Operations division.

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!



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Waukesha County Department of Public Works
515 W Moreland Blvd  AC220 • Waukesha WI 53226
phone 262-548-7740 • fax 262-896-8097 
www.WaukeshaCounty.gov/DPW