Adopt-A-Street Program Information

Gainesville's Adopt-A-Street Program

The City of Gainesville voluntary Adopt-A-Street program exists to safely and positively address roadside litter in our community. The City’s Adopt-A-Street Program comprises a diverse group of participants dedicating their time to keep Gainesville clean. Active Adopt-A-Street program members include local civic groups, businesses, sports clubs, college organizations, families, and individuals. It is these volunteers that keep this program going strong.

Program Eligibility & Guidelines

Any business, non-profit organization, or citizen in Gainesville is eligible to apply to adopt up to a two-mile section of a city street. Each group must commit to removing 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.

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 short term community service projects or adopting a county road, 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.
  2. Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  3. Practice social distancing by placing at least 6 feet between yourself and other people.
  4. Cover your mouth and nose with a cloth face cover when around others.
  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

Top 5 Streets In Need of Adoptions

  • > NE 3rd Ave. from NE Waldo Rd. to NE 23nd St.
  • > NE 8th Ave. from Waldo Rd. to NE 27th St.
  • > Old Archer Rd. from SW 34th St. to SW 23rd St.
  • > NE 9th St. from NE 23rd Ave. to NE 31st Ave.
  • > NW 55th Ave. NW 13th St. to NW 53rd Ave.

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

Alachua County Libertarian Party
Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
Asian American Student Union
Beta Upsilon Chapter Delta Omega
BRG Realty Ventures 
Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society
Circle K-UF International 
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)
GHS Class of 2025
Golden Key Internat'l Honor Society
Health Education and Training Center of Gainesville
HCM Neighbors (Highland Court Manor)
Houde / Boyles
Human Rights Council of N Central FL
In Memory of Eukelia Davis (Pain to Purpose) 
Jewish Council of North Central Florida
Joseph Antonelli
Kappa Phi Lambda Sorority & Phi Delta Psi Fraternity 
Lambda Theta Alpha Latin Sorority Inc.
Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity 
Mike & Dawn Robinette
Neurotronics, Inc.
Nirvana Junk Removal
One Health Student Association (OHSA) 
Phi Delta Chi
Phi Sigma Rho
Pi Kappa Phi 
Resource Realty LLC
RHINE, Helene & Lenny (FL Diabetes Camp)
Ridgeview Neighborhood Assoc. 
Shadow Health 
Sigma Chi Fraternity Gamma Theta Chapter 
Sigma Lambda Beta International Fraternity 
Tau Beta Pi FL Alpha Chapter
TEDxUF
Touching Hearts at Home
UF African Student Union
UF Pre-Professional Services Organization