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Adopt-A-Spot Program


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Adopt-A-Spot is for groups of all ages and sizes!

Adopt-A-Spot is for schools, businesses, civic groups, churches or families who want to maintain a particular area. It provides an opportunity for groups of any size to regularly volunteer and set their own schedule. 

Cleanups offer participants the chance to explore details of the urban environment that often go unnoticed. Cities are part of our ecosystems and beautification projects help to solidify understanding of these complex relationships. The diverse cultural, economic and social environment of Denver provides occasion to develop personal knowledge of and explore the opportunities and challenges facing urban communities. Joining in organized cleanups also presents the chance for positive interaction with diverse peoples from Denver’s neighborhoods.

Adopt-A-Spot offers a means and the support for you to make your community a better place to live and play. Click here to review Adopt-A-Spot Program Guidelines.

Keep Denver Beautiful provides:

  • Organizational help.
  • Safety and procedures training.
  • Clean up supplies including bags, safety vests and work gloves.
  • Free trash pickup after each cleanup.
  • Loaner tools, as needed.

Sponsor's Responsibilities:

  • Maintains a stretch of road, alleys or open areas (public right-of-way) for one year.
  • Provides people-power to pick up litter, remove illegal signs and report graffiti.
  • Agrees to clean your Spot through the year.
  • Notifies Keep Denver Beautiful of planned cleanup dates so we can arrange for supplies and trash pick-ups.



Adopt-A-School is a program of Keep Denver Beautiful that provides Denver students an opportunity to take ownership of their school campuses and keep them Litter Free!

Candy wrappers, chip bags, bottles & cans. You’ve probably seen some of this little stuff in and around your school, napping on lawns, sidewalks, and curbs. The stuff is little… but it’s litter, and Adopt-A-School members learn how easy it is to help eliminate this little litter problem.

In addition to litter control, Adopt-A-School members also learn about graffiti. Many Denver students are already familiar with graffiti. They see it in on public and private property in their neighborhoods and around their schools. Occasionally, graffiti can even be found on and inside their school buildings. Some of the students are responsible for the graffiti we see around Denver. Through Adop-A-School, Denver students can learn about the effects of graffiti vandalism on a community as well as how they can help prevent it.

Keep Denver Beautiful provides a presentation designed especially for students about the effects of litter & graffiti. All materials are provided – making it easy to remove or report litter and graffiti. By participating in the program, students are given the tools to take ownership of their surroundings, and walk away with a feeling of empowerment that can last a lifetime. Through their efforts, they experience first-hand the difference they can make at their school and in their neighborhoods.

If you have questions or would like more information, please call Keep Denver Beautiful at 311 (720-913-1311).