District 10 Clean California

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.

Clean California is truly a statewide effort with potential projects in all 58 counties and with nearly a third of the funds going directly to cities, counties, tribes and transit agencies to clean local streets and public spaces.

For more information about Clean California, including California’s Adopt-A-Highway program, local grant programs, and career opportunities, or to submit a Customer Service Request (CSR) form to report litter, graffiti or maintenance issues, please visit https://cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/.

Program Impact

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Create career opportunities and jobs for veterans, students, artists, people experiencing homelessness, and also for those re-entering society from incarceration

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Significantly reduce litter along state highways, local roads, tribal land, parks, pathways and transit centers

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Beautify our state’s transportation network through art and litter clean-up projects in underserved, rural and urban communities throughout the state

Litter Collected
Dump Day Events
Jobs Created

What’s New in District 10

In just the first 12 months since the $1.1 billion multiyear cleanup effort began in July of 2021, Caltrans District 10 surpassed its goal and collected 42,464 cubic yards of litter in Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Mariposa, Merced, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, and Tuolumne Counties.

Statewide, Clean California removed 12,700 tons of trash – which would fill enough trash bags to line the California coastline two times.

In the coming year, Caltrans looks to continue the momentum by removing 1.2 million cubic yards of trash from the state highway system – 60 percent more than the first year


Adopt-A-Highway 10

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Help keep your community clean! 

Adopt-A-Highway and Clean California have teamed up to offer a volunteer incentive of up to $250 per month for litter cleanup events.

Groups can participate as volunteers or hire a maintenance service provider to work on their behalf.

For more information, visit https://cleancalifornia.dot.ca.gov/aah or call (866) 236-7824. 



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District 10 Clean California Programs

Have you noticed a lot of litter or large debris while traveling highways through District 10? For non-urgent issues, Caltrans has a web app for that! Make a mental note of the location, then visit csr.dot.ca.gov at your next stop and let us know. Our maintenance crews will head out as soon as possible. Thank you for helping to keep California clean. 

Do Your Part:

  • Secure loads with tarps and ties.
  • Properly dispose of trash and recycling.
  • Have a plan to properly dispose of pet waste if on a walk or traveling.
  • Participate in community clean-up events.
  • Check with your local trash company for disposal or large, bulky items.
  • Adopt-A-Highway!

It takes all of us to have a Clean California!

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Caltrans removed 267,000 cubic yards of trash in 2020 — enough to fill 18,000 garbage trucks. Clean California will remove an additional 1.2 million cubic yards, or 21,000 tons, of trash from the state system alone.

This much trash:

  • Fills 81,000 garbage trucks
  • Fills the Rose Bowl 3 times
  • Fills enough trash bags to cross 3,000 miles — the length of the U.S. from east to west
  • Weighs the equivalent of 135 Statues of Liberty

These figures are only for trash on the state highway system and does not include local litter collection. 

$418M: Litter Abatement over three years

$287M: State Beautification Projects over two years

$296M: Local Beautification Projects over two years

$33M: Public Education over two years

$62M: Project Design, Construction, Local Support and Engagement 

Caltrans estimates that Clean California will create an estimated 10,000-11,000 jobs over three years, including state jobs and opportunities for people experiencing homelessness, at-risk youth, and people re-entering society following incarceration.

Communities along state highways in all 58 California counties stand to benefit from Clean California. Caltrans will ramp up trash collection efforts and incorporate sustainable landscapes along state highways. Caltrans will fund projects on local streets and roads, tribal lands, parks, pathways and transit centers through a new grant program to clean and enhance public spaces.
Caltrans is currently developing the criteria to equitably award the local grants to underserved, rural and urban communities throughout the state. Communities with unique and significant projects that meet the program’s criteria will be eligible to receive funds based on need, population and the number of proposals. Caltrans will match local investments using a need-based formula that provides additional state support to underserved communities with a goal of funding more than 100 local projects throughout California a year.
This initiative focuses on driving a cultural shift of shared responsibility and community pride for the cleanliness of our roadways through education on properly throwing away trash and the impacts littering has on natural resources, waterways, public safety and health to encourage Californians to do their part to keep our state clean.
It won’t. The funding for Clean California is separate from the budget for the state’s highways and bridges. Senate Bill 1, the transportation bill signed into law in 2017, invests $5 billion dollars a year to repair and upgrade bridges, pavement, local roads and transit. Learn more at rebuildingca.ca.gov.

Contact Information

For more information about Clean California projects and programs in District 10, please contact David Gower, Public Information Officer – (209) 693-3497 or david.gower@dot.ca.gov

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Key Action Areas

1. Engage & Invest In Communities

Create jobs and support local artists while cleaning and beautifying local roads through community grants.

2. Education

Drive a cultural shift of shared responsibility for the cleanliness of our roadways through litter prevention education campaigns that focus on properly throwing away trash and the impact littering has on natural resources, waterways, public safety and health.

3. Expand Litter Pick-Up

Significantly reduce trash from state highways and local roads by strengthening trash collection by Caltrans, community service programs and local volunteers. Increase access to waste facilities and provide free monthly disposal sites throughout the state.

4. Enhance Infrastructure

Implement sustainable beautification projects that improve safety and transform dividing highways into spaces that unify communities.

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