Adopt a Spot Program

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Adopt a Spot


Adopt-a-Spot Litter Reduction Program

The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) and the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission are seeking volunteers to lend a hand in keeping public spaces clean. Any portion of the City’s public right-of-way, is eligible for adoption including streets, traffic islands, medians, city owned lots, and MARTA stops if available. Volunteers are required to maintain the adopted space for up to one year and complete DPW Safety Training. Adopted spaces may be renewed upon request. DPW reserves the right to approve or disapprove a location.

Adopt-a-Spot/Street Volunteers will receive:

  • A sign installed to identify their ownership of the adopted location  
  • Garbage bags
  • Litter grabbers
  • Safety vest & gloves
All program requirements are strictly enforced. Adopt-a-Spot/Street volunteers are required to notify DPW if they are unable to keep their adoption commitment. If so, the spot will become eligible for someone else to adopt.

Areas are checked regularly by Public Works staff, and volunteers will be notified if problems develop in their adopted area.

The City of Atlanta appreciates the efforts of the community to keep spaces clean in the interest of public health and wellness. For additional information, please contact the Keep Atlanta Beautiful Commission at 404.330.6240.

Adopt-a-Spot Brochure

Adopt-a-Spot Program Guidelines & Application

Adopt-a-Spot Sample Sign

Contact Information

City of Atlanta
Department of Public Works

55 Trinity Avenue, SW
Suite 4700
Atlanta, Georgia 30303
Tel: 404.330.6240
Fax: 404.658.7552

Customer Service
Tel: 311 (Metro Atlanta area only) or 404.546.0311

Office of the Commissioner
Tel: 404.330.6240
James A. Jackson, Jr.

Office of Solid Waste Services
Tel: 404.330.6236
Gayla Dodson
Program Management Officer

Office of Transportation
Tel: 404.330.6501 
Cotena Alexander
Program Management Officer

Capital Projects
Tel: 404.330.6739
Barrington Brown, PE 
Capital Projects Director 
Operations, Engineering & Analysis

Office of Fleet Services
Tel: 404.622.7681
Dale Fambrough
Program Management Officer

William "Bill" Eckel

Tracey Woods

NOTE: For issues related to water and sewer, garbage collection, or to receive a trash bin call 311(Metro Atlanta area only) or 404.546.0311. 

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