• 4 people cleaning up
  • People getting ready to clean up
  • 5 people cleaning up
  • 3 people cleaning
  • People holding Environmental Task Sign
  • Bags of trash that were picked up
  • Adopt a street team photo
  • Halloween adopt a street event
  • People cleaning up street
  • People cleaning up debris
  • Debris being dumped at station

Keep Seattle streets litter-free

Join more than 3000 volunteers who clean up nearly 200 miles of city streets. The mission of the Adopt-a-Street program is to promote civic responsibility and community pride as well as to enhance Seattle's quality of life through clean streets and beautiful neighborhoods. This program was launched in the late 1980s and has gained national prominence as one of the most effective and efficient grassroots litter-removal initiatives.

As an Adopt-a-Street volunteer, you will receive:

  • Cleanup supplies (loaned for the duration of volunteer service - to be picked up and returned by volunteers)
  • Safety equipment
  • Special after cleanup garbage pickup (if needed)
  • Graffiti removal supplies
  • And more… view the Supply Request Form (docx)

What streets have been “adopted?”

View the Adopted Streets Map to see which streets have been adopted by volunteers. More than one group or individual can adopt the same street.

Ready to Adopt-a-Street now?

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SPU Adopt-A-Drain Program
King County Adopt-A-Road Program
WSDOT Adopt-A-Highway Program
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