Cleaning up in Cranberry!
Our Adopt-A-Roadway program will mark its 20th year in 2017. Volunteers are individual Township residents, family and neighborhood groups, Township-based business owners and their employees, and members of local organizations.

The program is responsible for clearing debris from approximately 30 miles of the Township’s connector road network at least twice a year. Altogether, 23 groups – businesses, families, clubs and associations – have committed to cleaning their section of roadway. Sections range from half a mile to nearly two miles in length. Some groups do it more frequently than others. But their work is limited to a three month window in the spring and fall.
Volunteers are issued safety vests, traffic warning signs, pickup tongs, garbage bags, and other necessities by the  Public Works Department. A list of safety precautions is reviewed with each participating entity. Signs acknowledging the adoptive organization are posted along their roadway.

Roads become available for adoption when new roadways are added or when participating organizations leave the program.

Current Volunteers

Call: 724-776-4806 x 1500
  • To schedule a clean-up
  • To arrange safety equipment pick-up
  • To request trash and litter pick up
Our ongoing Adopt-A-Roadway program collects, on average, over 230 full bags of litter, and exceeds 400 participating volunteer hours annually.

Collection Year

Bags of litter collected

1997 - 2002 1,153
2003 - 2007
2008 - 2012
2014 234
2015 280 
2016 326

Roadway Trash

What has been collected?

4,202 full garbage bags, plus: numerous pieces of scrap metal, wood, pipe, plastic, carpeting, wire, cardboard, tires, wheels, gas tanks, toilets, computers, light bulbs, bowling balls, hockey sticks, mufflers, hubcaps, a bed frame, signs, washing machines, a plastic sandbox, buckets, antennas, aquariums, mailboxes, a car hood, a truck tailgate, a saxophone case, brooms, a portable baby crib, stereos, disc brakes, and an electric motor.

Current Sponsors

Progress Ave. Cranberry Women's Club September 1998
Burke Rd. The Pindroh Family January 1999
Commonwealth Dr. Girl Scout Troop 24131 October 2014
Darlington Rd. The Lawver Family September 2008
Old Route 19 Louis Zona, CPA June 1999
Executive & Thomson Pk Dr. BC3 Cranberry Ctr. Aug. 1998
Powell Rd. (Rochester to Freedom) Young Bros. Tae Kwon Do Oct. 2012
Unionville Rd. (Aberdeen to Glen Eden) Manheim Pittsburgh Oct. 2012
Haine School Rd. Church of Jesus Christ
of Latter- Day Saints
Dec. 2004
Mars Rd. Lowe's #653 Commercial Sales March 2002
Hope & Woodlawn Rds. Karen & Gary Gajdzik Nov. 2010
Ehrman/ Old Ehrman Rd. B.S.A. Troop 403 Sept. 1998
Glen Rape Rd. The Hardman Family May 2000
Goehring Rd. The Graf Family May 1999
Marshall Rd. Grace Community Church Sept. 1999
Peters Rd. B.S.A. Troop 404 Sept. 1998
Unionville Rd (Rt. 19 to
Aberdeen) & Ogle View Rd.
 ALLY May 2017
Graham School Rd. Herbert, Rowland &
Grubic, Inc.
Oct. 2012
Bear Run Rd. Plains Presbyterian
Nov. 1999
North Boundary Rd. Cranberry Vol.
Ambulance Corps.
Oct. 1997
Powell Rd. (Rochester to
Glen Eden)
Oak Grove Lutheran
April 2009
Freshcorn Rd. The Davis Family Aug. 1999


A minimum two year commitment is required to be a sponsoring organization, business, family or individual, with a minimum of one Spring and one Fall organized clean-up each year. For more information on participating in the program contact the Adopt-A-Roadway Coordinator, Barby Osterrieder,Cranberry Township Public Works (724) 776-4806 x1500, 7:00 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday.

Our wait list is always open. If you would like to join the wait list, please complete the Adopt-A-Roadway Application