Adopt-a-Spot to clean up in San Antonio

Help the City of San Antonio keeps its streets, rivers, and creeks clean

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Learn about San Antonio’s Adopt-a-Spot program and help keep the Alamo City beautiful + clean.

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Have you ever seen those green signs about adopting highways while driving around Texas? There’s a similar opportunity for streets here in the Alamo City.

The City of San Antonio’s Adopt-a-Spot Program depends on volunteers to keep litter off the streets and out of its rivers + creeks. In return, the city puts up signs to give the adopter(s) some street cred.

Here’s how it works:

  • Step 1: Get a group together (think: your neighbors, friends, or colleagues) or opt to adopt as an individual.
  • Step 2: Identify an an outdoor public spot using the Adopt-a-Spot locator. Pro tip: The spot must be owned + managed by the City of San Antonio.
  • Step 3: Submit you form for the free program to Jean Martinez.
  • Step 4: Undergo safety training.
  • Step 5: Clean up your assigned segment of road for a minimum of one year.
  • Step 6: The city picks up filled bags upon request.
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Learn how Adopt-a-Spot in San Antonio.

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Program perks

Once all the paperwork and training are squared away, here are some of the benefits of the program:

  • Free-of-charge Right-of-Way City permits for Adopt-A-Spot maintenance.
  • Free trash bags.
  • Street sign at your Adopt-A-Spot location with your group or organization’s name for the duration of your adoption period.
  • Vegetation maintenance help.