Gainesville's Adopt-A-Street Program
The City of Gainesville voluntary Adopt-A-Street Program was formed to help address the problem of roadside litter in our city. The City of Gainesville Adopt-A-Street Program is currently made up of many diverse participating groups, businesses, families, and individuals that dedicate their time to actively keep Gainesville clean. It is these volunteers that keep this program going strong.
Program Eligibility & Guidelines
Any eligible business, non-profit organization, or citizen in Gainesville meeting the program guidelines can apply to adopt up to a two-mile section of a city street. Each group must commit to remove litter at least six times each year, remain in the program for at least two years, and a representative of the group must successfully complete a safety training session.
The city has clean-up kits for loan consisting of safety vests, plastic bags, gloves, first aid kit, and litter sticks for the purpose of litter removal. After your first clean-up, a sign with the name of each Adopt-A-Street group or individual will be posted at both ends of the adopted street section.
Adopting a street is a great way to help beautify our community and show your civic pride. Also, seeing volunteers at work is a visible reminder to others that littering is not okay. If you are interested in adopting a City street, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 352-334-2330 or email email@example.com.
If you are interested in a short term community service project, please contact Keep Alachua County Beautiful at 352-371-9444 or visit www.KACB.org.
We love our volunteers and want to see you stay healthy! When conducting litter cleanup events, each member of the Adopt-A-Street group should remember to:
- Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
- Practice social distancing by placing at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
- Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
- Wear plastic gloves throughout the litter cleanup event.