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Volunteer

Trash Pickup


FAQs

How do I request a one-day trash cleanup project for my group?

Please follow one of the links below to create an account in Engage and request a trash pickup for your group. 

Natural Areas: https://engage.fcgov.com/D/NA/PR/GroupVolunteerProject

Parks: https://engage.fcgov.com/D/P/PR/ParksVolunteerProgram

FC Volunteer: https://engage.fcgov.com/D/hr/PR/GroupVolunteerProject


What should I bring to a trash cleanup?

Wear sturdy garden gloves.
Wear thick-soled, closed-toe shoes.
Wear a hat and sunglasses.
Wear long pants and long-sleeved shirts to avoid contact with poison ivy.
Wear safety vests at all times (for youth groups and cleanups near roads).
Wear sunscreen and bug repellant.
Bring a reusable water bottle and a light snack. Be sure to dispose of your trash properly.


How do I request to "Adopt" a City property?

You can request to "Adopt" a City property as a group or individual. Volunteers are required to pick up trash at least once a month and make a year or more commitment. Please follow a link below to create an account in Engage and fill out an application.

Adopt-A-Natural Area: https://engage.fcgov.com/d/NA/App/General

Adopt-A-Park: https://engage.fcgov.com/d/P/App/AdoptAPark

Adopt-A-Street:  https://engage.fcgov.com/d/ST/App/AdoptAStreet

Adopt-A-Trail: https://engage.fcgov.com/d/P/App/AdoptATrail


Why do I need to sign a waiver?

All volunteers are required to sign a waiver. Volunteers under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent/charge. 


What do I do if I come across unsafe items during my trash cleanup?

If you are with a City staff member or Volunteer Crew Leader - tell them immediately.

If you are not - please report to Access Fort Collins.

Other Resources - 

Natural Areas Ranger: (970) 416-2147

Park Ranger: (970) 566-1112

Police Non-Emergency line: (970) 419-3273