The mission of the City of Memphis Adopt-A-Street program is to empower ordinary citizens to help control litter and encourage civic pride in our city street by street.

City of Memphis Adopt-A-Street Program

provides an opportunity for individuals and groups to take anactive role in preservingand improvingtheir community’s appearance.


Program Benifits:

  • Cleaner, safer neighborhoods and streets.
  • Boosts litter prevention awareness and community pride.
  • A fun way to help our city and make a positive impact in your community



Who is Eligible?

Individuals, Families, Community Organizations, Churches, Neighborhood Associations,
Civic/Service Clubs, Youth Groups, Businesses, Sororities/Fraternities or Schools/Universities.




There is no fee for participation



It’s EASY to be an OFFICIAL Street Adopter!

• Choose a street to keep clean and litter free.
• Complete the necessary application for approval.
• Adopt a minimum of 1/2 mile for one year or more.
• If a group, select/designate a lead contact person.
• Watch a brief, mandatory orientation video – available online at
• Conduct routine litter cleanups. One litter cleanup per quarter is required, although adopters
may conduct cleanups more frequently if desired.
• Complete an activity report after each cleanup.
• Consider recruiting your neighbors or partner with area businesses, schools, churches,
neighborhood associations, or civic groups to support your cleanup efforts.



Memphis City Beautiful Supports Your Work

• Starter Kit including a litter grabber, vest, gloves, and trash bags.
• Adopter Information Packet, Orientation Video, and Safety Guidelines.
• Program Updates, Special Adopter Meetings, Recognition, and Incentives