Adopt-A-Road Program

La Plata County "Adopt A County Road" Roadside Cleanup Program

Thank you for your interest in the "Adopt A County Road" roadside cleanup program. It's a great way to keep county roads litter-free, preserve our environment and demonstrate your civic pride!

La Plata County Adopt a Road Participants Map showing roads available to adopt.

The parameters of the program are as follows:

  • Any individual or organization may adopt a county road by completing the application and returning it to La Plata County Engineering or by completing the Adopt-A-Road contact form.
  • Individuals or organizations are requested to accept a minimum of two miles of road (or in the case of a road that is four miles in length or less, we ask that the organization accept the entire road). To ensure that the individual or organization is credited with accurate mileage of the adopted road, the Road and Bridge Traffic Division will verify the mileage. 
  • Roadside clean up should occur at least twice a year - once in the spring and once in the fall. (Note: on heavily traveled roads, it is advisable to do one summer clean up as well.) Signs will be posted as long as the road is maintained at least twice a year. If road side clean up is neglected for a period of one year, the organization/participant will be dropped from the program and signs removed.
  • La Plata County will place two "Adopt a Road" signs (one in each direction) on the adopted road, which will indicate the individuals or organization's name. La Plata County will provide the signs free of charge, and place them during the months of November through April, as the work schedule allows. Additional signs may be installed at the discretion of the Traffic Supervisor.
  • The clean up coordinator is required to submit a signed and notarized Release of Liability Form for each participant.  Participants must watch the safety videos and read the meth brochure
  • The County will provide safety vests and orange trash bags. It is the responsibility of the individual or organization to collect the orange trash bags and transport them to the Bondad Landfill.  Orange bags will be taken for free.  They are located at 1500 CR 318, Durango 970-247-8295.

If you have any questions, please call 970-382-6363.