Remove Litter • Create Jobs • Beautify California

Caltrans is investing in removing litter, creating jobs, educating the public and engaging the community to transform unsightly roadsides into spaces of pride for all Californians.

Get Involved

Adopt A Highway 

Adopt-A-Highway

Accepting applications to help maintain our highways! Get more information or sign up

Volunteers can receive up to $250 per month for litter collection!

Clean California Beautification Projects 

Clean California Beautification Projects

Clean California provides funds to clean and beautify public spaces in underserved communities.

Local Grant Program funds projects for local and regional public agencies, transit agencies, tribal governments and nonprofit organizations.

State Beautification Program funds improve the aesthetics of public spaces with transformative beautification projects along the state highway system.

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Jobs

Career opportunities and jobs for all Californians, including veterans, students, artists, people experiencing homelessness, and those re-entering society from incarceration.

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Stormwater

Small changes can have a major impact on our waterways. Learn how you can help prevent stormwater pollution.

For Coastal Cleanup Day, the Stormwater Program team is partnering with the CA Coastal Commission and Orange County Coastkeepers to pick up beach litter and help keep our waterways clean. Come join us from 9a-2p at Huntington Beach on September 17th and check out booths, games, and a “Trash Castle” art installation made by California artists Judith and Richard Lang. Learn More

Maggie Steffens - Stormwater Program - August 2022

Events and News

Dump Day events are until capacity is reached.

  • September 1–30: Coastal Cleanup Month various locations info: CoastalCleanupDay.org
  • October 1: Dump Day – City Corp Yard – 637 W. Struck Avenue in Orange from 8 until 11 a.m.
  • October 4: Visalia Night Out – Recreation Park – Corner of North Jacob and West Center in Visalia from 5 p.m. until 8 p.m.
  • October 8: Dump Day – Betty Ainsworth Sports Center, 3851 W. El Segundo Blvd. in Hawthorne from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • October 8: Dump Day – Public Works Yard – 1776 Adolfo Lopez Drive in Seal Beach from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
  • October 15: Dump Day – Caltrans Barstow Maintenance Station – 1800 Dill Road in Barstow from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • October 15: Dump Day – North Hollywood Maintenance Station – 11210 Moorpark Street in North Hollywood from 9 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • October 15: Dump Day – City of Visalia – 335 N. Cain Street in Visalia from 7 a.m. until 12 p.m. (Free compost will be available)
  • October 15: Dump Day – City of Linda – 1001 North Beale Road from 8 a.m. until 3 p.m.
  • October 20: National Night Out– Kern County Sheriff's Headquarters – 1350 Norris Road in Bakersfield from 5:30 p.m. until 7 p.m.
  • October 22: Dump Day – Benton Crossing Landfill – 899 Pit Road in Crowley Lake from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m.
  • October 22: Dump Day – Fullerton Park and Ride – 3000 W. Orangethorpe Avenue Lots 9 and 10 in Fullerton from 9 a.m. until 12 p.m.
  • November 13: Stormwater - Mile Steward River Cleanup, Sacramento Bar Park, 3936 Pennsylvania Ave, Fair Oaks, CA 95628 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Measuring Progress

Litter Collection

7/1/21 to 9/22/22