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Adopt a Spot


City of Atlanta
Adopt-a-Spot Litter Reduction Program

The City of Atlanta Department of Public Works (DPW) is 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 agree 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
  • Certificate of appreciation
  • Garbage bags
  • Safety vest & work 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. 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 Department of Public Works at 404.330.6240.

Adopt-a-Spot Brochure

Adopt-a-Spot Program Guidelines & Application

Adopt-a-Spot Sample Sign

Contact Info

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

Office of Commissioner

Richard Mendoza Commissioner

Larry King
Deputy Commissioner Email:

Communications & Community Engagement/Public Relations

Valerie Winrow

Office of Solid Waste Services

Tel: 404.330.6236

Gayla Dodson
Program Management Officer
Special Services

Christopher Fetterman
Program Management Officer

Office of Transportation Services

Tel: 404.330.6501

Capital Projects & Planning/Renew Atlanta

Michele Wynn
Program Management Officer

Operations, Engineering, & Permits

Cotena Alexander
Program Management Officer

Office of Fleet Services

Tel: 404.622.7681

Dale Fambrough
Program Management Officer

Tracey Woods, Director

Bill Eckel, Director

NOTE: For garbage collection, or to receive a trash bin call 311. For issues related to water and sewer, please call the Department of Watershed Management at 311.

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Last updated: 11/20/2015 12:54:53 PM