Join the Adopt-A-Street Program Today!

Interested in how you can help keep Seattle streets safe and clean? Want to participate in Earth Month by adopting a street in your neighborhood? Well, we have good news for you! The Adopt-A-Street program is now accepting NEW volunteer applications!  

As part of the Clean City Initiative the Adopt-A-Street program has restarted with modifications amid the COVID-19 pandemic. This means that we are once again accepting new volunteer signups and supporting small-scale volunteers litter cleanup events for ongoing street adoption and maintenance.  By implementing additional COVID-19 safety guidelines, we are working to protect the health and safety of our AAS volunteers and staff members in alignment with the Healthy Washington Plan

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Here are some of the new guidelines for the Adopt-A-Street Program: 

  • Your cleanup group size should be limited to 15 volunteers or less 
  • New AAS COVID-19 Safety Guidelines include wearing a mask, wearing canvas or plastic gloves, and maintaining 6’ social distancing during your Cleanup event  
  • You will be able to pick-up your litter cleanup supplies at one of our Supplies Distribution Events 
  • You no longer need to return the supplies to SPU; they are yours to keep!   
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If you are interested in becoming an Adopt-A-Street volunteer, please visit the AAS Webpage to learn more about how to sign-up! Once you have filled out a volunteer commitment form and received confirmation from the AAS team, you will be able to request your litter cleanup supplies and begin volunteering. Please keep in mind that by signing up as a volunteer through the Adopt-A-Street program, you are agreeing to follow each of our volunteer safety guidelines. The intent of this program is to partner with the public to keep our city’s streetscapes free of litter and debris; we ask our volunteers to be respectful of any persons experiencing homelessness and to leave personal property items in place, not cleaning within at least 20 feet of tents and encampments nor venturing into parks.  

This cleanup partnered with the Duwamish Valley Youth Corps, Duwamish River Cleanup Coalition & Puget Sounds Keepers for that last Duwamish Valley Clean Up covering South Park and Georgetown.

Whether you are a new or existing Adopt-A-Street volunteer, we encourage you to share your involvement on social media using the hashtags #SeattleCleanCity and #SPUAdoptAStreet, and tagging Seattle Public Utilities on FacebookTwitter, or Instagram. We especially love seeing those before and after photos of your clean neighborhood street! 

Feel free to email the Adopt-A-Street team at AdoptAStreet@seattle.gov if you have any questions. We look forward to working with you soon!