Adopt-A-Street Program Information

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.

Get Involved!

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 waste@cityofgainesville.org.

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.

volunteers grouped around adopted street sign after cleanup activity

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:

1. Wash your hands often and use hand sanitizer when soap and water are not readily available.

remember to clean your hands often

2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.

avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth

3. Practice social distancing by placing at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.

remember to practice soical distancing, stay six feet apart
4. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.

Don't forget to wear a mask

5. Wear plastic gloves throughout the litter cleanup event.

For information about COVID-19, please refer to Keep America Beautiful's Guide to Litter Cleanup in a COVID-19 EnvironmentCenters for Disease Control and Prevention, or the Florida Department of Health.

Downloadable Forms

Adopt-A-Street GIS Map

Streets available for adoption are marked with a thick, red line. (Please note Adopt-A-Street GIS Map is updated as often as possible, but sometimes there are delays in posting new street adoption information)

overview map of adopted city streets

Click on map to open application

Contact Us

(352) 334-2330

waste@cityofgainesville.org

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Current Adopt-A-Street Members

volunteers grouped around adopted street sign after cleanup activity

Adventist Campus Ministry
Alachua County Libertarian Party
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority
Asian American Student Union
Balance 180
BRG Realty Ventures
Big Sister, Little Sister Mentoring Academy
Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society
Circle K-UF International
Delta Delta Sigma Pre-Dental Honor Society
Delta Nu Zeta
Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
Downtown Rotary Club
Florida Club Gymnastics
Gamma Eta Sorority
Gator AISES (Gator Chapter of American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
Golden Key Internat'l Honor Society
HCM Neighbors (Highland Court Manor)
Houde / Boyles
Human Rights Council of N Central FL
In Memory of Eukelia Davis (Pain to Purpose)
Iota Phi Theta Fraternity, Inc. (Gamma Omicron Chapter)
Jamaican American Student Assoc. (JAMSA)
Ja'Niyah Irving Youth Foundation
Jewish Council of North Central Florida
Joseph Antonelli
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority & Phi Delta Psi Fraternity
Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc.
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity
Mary Martin Group
Mike & Dawn Robinette
Neurotronics, Inc.
Nirvana Junk Removal
One Health Student Association (OHSA)
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.
Phi Delta Chi
Phi Sigma Rho
Progressive Black Men, Inc.
Resource Realty LLC
RHINE, Helene & Lenny (FL Diabetes Camp)
Ridgeview Neighborhood Assoc.
Saudi Arabian Students
Shadow Health
Sigma Beta Rho Fraternity
Sigma Chi Fraternity Gamma Theta Chapter
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Inc.
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity
SISTUHS, Inc.
Tangency Foundation
Tau Beta Pi FL Alpha Chapter
TEDxUF
Touching Hearts at Home
UF African Student Union
UF Hispanic Student Association
UF Surf Club