Skip to main content


Adopt - A - Street

Program Mission#

The Adopt-A-Street program strives to clean up city streets and road shoulders through the work of volunteer organizations.

Why Adopt - A - Street?

Adopting a street is a valuable opportunity to make a difference in the community and enhance the overall appearance of Fort Collins. Adopt-A-Street volunteers take pride in their contribution to their community and their efforts in increasing public awareness about litter control. 

How Does the Adoption Process Work?
  1. Call City Streets at 970-221-6615 and ask to speak to the Adopt-a-Street Coordinator.
  2. Request a specific street segment to adopt; if that segment is unavailable the organization will be assigned an available segment. Adopted streets cover a one-mile section.
  3. The adopting group is responsible for picking up trash and litter along both sides of the adopted street a minimum of three times a year.
  4. The City provides trash bags, gloves, and orange safety vests to each group, and picks up the bagged litter collected by volunteers.
Acknowledgement and Recognition

After an organization completes three clean-ups, the City Streets will install a sign crediting the adopting group at the beginning and end of the adopted street section. Signs will include the organization's group name and the City's logo, and will remain in place as long as the adoption contract is current.

Who Usually Adopts?

We have a number of groups who participate in Adopt - A - Street including:

  • Churches
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Businesses
  • Homeowner associations
  • Scout troops
  • School groups