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Adopt a Highway


1. Benefits

The program helps beautify Saskatchewan by picking up litter and trash along the highway. It allows volunteer groups to select a section of highway and help remove litter at least once a year.


2. Eligibility

Any individuals or groups who are interested in the program can participate. Safety is always the number one priority. All permits will be valid for one year.


3. How to Apply

Participants must follow these requirements and responsibilities:

  • Select a representative on behalf of the group.
  • Follow the guidelines, safety requirements, minimum age requirements, and other terms and conditions established by the ministry.
  • Pick up litter a minimum of once a year. The permit holder may choose to pick as often as necessary to maintain a clean right-of-way.
  • Notify the ministry prior to starting each cleanup and upon completion of the clean-up.

Each district administers the Adopt-A-Highway Program and will ensure the permit holder understands the program. There may be cases where the application will be turned down such as:

  • Cleanup work has already begun by others.
  • The area does not meet the definition of an acceptable section.
  • The area would create a safety hazard to program participants or the public.
  • Adoption of the section creates a condition that is counter-productive to program.

4. Apply

Complete the Adopt-a-Highway Permit application form and contact the district office in your area.

District Offices

Area Phone
La Ronge 306-425-4495
Meadow Lake 306-236-7651
Moose Jaw 306-694-3710
North Battleford 306-446-7760
Prince Albert East 306-953-3167
Prince Albert West 306-953-2734
Saskatoon 306-933-5251
Swift Current 306-778-8348
Yorkton 306-786-1660
Weyburn 306-848-2439

5. Safety Rules

  • No work can begin until work zone signs have been put in place.
  • Signs must be installed 150 metres in advance of the Adopt-a-Highway section on both ends to inform motorist of litter cleanup.
  • When litter cleanup is being completed on the four lane highway, signs need to be placed on the ditch and median side of the road.
  • When the Adopt-a-Highway section is longer than 3 kms, work zone signs need to be repeated every 3 km.
  • Cover or remove signs if no litter cleanup work is taking place.
  • Do not install signs within another work zone.
  • Signs need to be checked to ensure they are not leaning or have been knocked over by wind.

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