To report your Adopt-a-Spot Cleanup, click here.

 

Have you ever seen litter in Prince William County? Unfortunately, the answer is probably yes. Through the Adopt-a-Spot Program, community members takes charge of the health of their neighborhood, block or AAS Graphicfavorite spot.

Program Details
(Established 1988)
Almost any place can be adopted – School grounds, library sites, parks, residential common areas, etc. Adoptee’s maintain their Spot free of litter and debris on an ongoing basis for a minimum of two years.  Spot maintenance takes approximately 2 to 3 hours per cleanup, including the time it takes to file a cleanup report.

Community Benefits
According to Keep America Beautiful, the presence of litter can decrease property value by 7% and increase crime. Adopt-a-Spots help ensure that communities stay clean , remain safe, and inspire people to be environmental stewards.  Data collected from cleanups  is analyzed and reported to the county, state, and additional environmental data systems and is used to enforce county policy to ensure areas STAY clean.

Volunteer Involvement

  • Choose spot; KPWB will recommend a spot upon request.
  • Plan and oversee 9 cleanups a year.
  • Agree to 2-year commitment.
  • Report data: number of volunteers, hours, and amount of litter collected.

When a spot is adopted through the program, KPWB provides all of the materials needed to clean the spot. We will deliver the supplies to the volunteer and present a litter safety/training seminar before they get started.  KPWB will continue to provide supplies as needed.

After adoption is finalized, a sign is installed by the spot featuring the volunteer’s name.

Adopt-a-Spot Toolkit Includes: Gloves, Grabbers (max. 5), Trash Bags, Level 3 Safety Vests, Personalized Sign, Name on KPWB Website, Litter Education and Safety Training

Interested? Please complete the below application.

 

Adopt-a-Spot Awards
The Adopt-a-Spot of the Month Award, sponsored by Smart Car Wash, awards one Ssmart car wash logopot a platinum full-service car wash for the group of volunteers with the most consistent reported cleanups. At year-end, the group that reported the most overall number of cleanups earn a bumper-to-bumper detailing.

Here’s a list of our most recent Adopt-a-Spot of the Month winners

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Click on map icon to view a map of current Adopt-a-Spots