Adopt-A-Spot Program

Gloucester County Adopt-A-Spot program is provided through the Clean Community Office and Parks, Recreation and Tourism with the intent to encourage citizens and businesses to participate in litter cleanup of a designated area in their community at regular intervals. Through the program, consisting of the joint efforts of the County and members of its community, Gloucester becomes a more beautiful, clean environment for all: residents, employees, and visitors.

 Adopt-A-Spot activities might include removing litter, graffiti and/or weeds, maintaining a storm drain, and/or other forms of general upkeep. In certain locations, special landscaping features such as grass, plants, and flowers may even be added if they meet with Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) and/or property owner specifications. 

The Adopt-A-Spot program invites you to apply for the challenge of keeping a specific site in your community clean and tidy. Your adopted spot may be a site of your choosing, through approval and sponsorship of the Clean Community and Parks, Recreation and Tourism, or one of their already approved sites. Sites located within County parks or trails will include coordination with Parks and Recreation.

Participation in and commitment to the Adopt-A-Spot program may be for any period of time that’s agreeable and is always greatly appreciated. For participation and commitment lasting as long as 2 years or more and recycling as much as possible, the County will ensure the community knows who to thank by installing a sign, in recognition of your hard work and devotion, at your adopted spot.

How We Can Help

Clean Community can lend supplies for your cleanup including vests, gloves, grabbers, and bags.

We can arrange for pickup of your bagged trash when you are finished. Please call (804)693-5370 with the location requiring a pickup.

Safety First

• If your spot is near a street, wear a bright safety vest to enhance your visibility.

• Sure, this is a hands-on job, but not bare hands-on, wear work gloves for protection.

• Work only in daylight hours and good weather conditions.

• Wear sunscreen and insect repellent, as necessary.

• Wear boots if your spot is a stream or creek area or wear the appropriate protective shoes.

See below for Adopt-A-Spot Agreement and Terms and Conditions