Adopt-A-Street Program

Overview

member of Downtown Rotary Club around Adopt-A-Street sign after a cleanup
father and son picking up litter roadside
group photo of UF Pre-Professional Service Organization
Sigma Lambda Beta members posing under Adopt-A-Street sign

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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 keeping 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.

 

 

 

Become An Adopt-A-Street Member

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. 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, and litter pick up 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.

If you are interested in becoming an Adopt-A-Street member, please contact the Solid Waste Division at 352-334-2330 or by email.

For short-term community service projects or adopting a county road, please contact Keep Alachua County Beautiful at (352) 371-9444 or visit KACB.org.

Current Adopt-A-Street Members

  • Alachua County Libertarian Party
  • Alpha Kappa Delta Phi Sorority
  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
  • Asian American Student Union
  • Beta Iota Chapter of Alpha Chi Sigma
  • Beta Upsilon Chapter Delta Omega
  • BRG Realty Ventures
  • Chi Epsilon Engineering Honor Society
  • Circle K-UF International
  • Cushman Customs LLC
  • Delta Delta Sigma
  • Delta Nu Zeta
  • Delta Phi Omega Sorority, Inc.
  • Downtown Rotary Club
  • Fine, Farkash & Parlapiano, PA
  • Florida Club Gymnastics
  • Gamma Eta Sorority
  • Gator AISES (Gator Chapter of American Indian Science and Engineering Society)
  • GHS Class of 2025
  • 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
  • Nirvana Junk Removal
  • Omega Phi Alpha at UF
  • One Health Student Association (OHSA)
  • Phi Delta Chi
  • Phi Sigma Rho
  • Pi Kappa Phi
  • Premier Moms, Shirley Williams, EVG
  • 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
  • Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority
  • Theta Tau Professional Engineering Fraternity
  • UF African Student Union
  • UF Alpha Phi
  • UF Asian American Student Union (AASU)
  • UF Pre-Professional Services Organization 

 

Covid Cleanup Protocols

don't forget to wear a mask graphic 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.