Adopt A Trash Can

In an effort to prevent litter, the City of Memphis is offering an Adopt A Trash Can Program to neighborhood organizations and related non-profits. The Adopt A Trash Can Program is designed to help control litter in residential areas.

Community organizations can adopt up to 5 trash cans.  The program is free to the adopters.

Memphis City Beautiful provides and installs the trash cans (see application).  The adopter is asked to fill out the application completely, secure 25 signatures from the community (see petition) and to provide a brief service plan for the cans (who will remove the full liners, clean the cans and around the cans and how often). You must be a registered community association with HCD’s Office of Neighborhood Engagement to be approved.