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The Cranberry Township Adopt-A-Roadway program is entering its 19th year in 2016. 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 taking part in the program are issued safety vests, traffic warning signs, pickup tongs, garbage bags, and other necessities by the Township’s Public Works Department. A list of safety precautions is also reviewed with each participating entity. Signs acknowledging the adoptive organization are posted along their roadway.

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

Volunteers- Adopt-a-Roadway in Cranberry Township

Current Volunteers

Contact:Barby Osterrieder 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 Timeframe Bags of Litter Collected 
1997 - 2002 1,153 
2003 - 2007
2008 - 2012
2014  234

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 & Thompson Pk Dr.  BC3 Cranberry Ctr.  Aug. 1998
 Powell Rd. (Rochester to Freedom)  Young Bros. Tae Kwon Do Oct. 2012
 Unionville Rd. (Alberdeen 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.
 Crossorads Church May 2012
 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 (2) year commitment is required to be a sponsoring organization, business, family or individual, with a minimum of one (1) Spring and one (1) 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 waiting list is always open. If you would like to join the wait list, please complete the Adopt-A-Roadway Application