Image of Adopt-A-Street volunteers removing litter from a residential street.Adopt-A-Street

The City's Adopt-A-Street program is a volunteer effort that involves collecting trash, litter and debris from specific segments of City-owned streets and rights-of-ways. Residents, civic groups, organizations, and businesses are encouraged to participate. Volunteers must complete an application for Adopt-A-Street and return it to the Public Works Department before a designated street segment will be assigned. Volunteers can review the list of adoptable streets  or map to see if there is a street segment they would prefer.

Volunteers who collect litter at least four times per year will receive a certificate of appreciation and recognition on a City 'Adopt' sign posted at the end of each road segment adopted. The City will provide trash bags for the clean-up events and will collect full bags upon reported clean-up activity completion.

Contact the Public Works Department at 816.969.1800 or via email at if you are interested in any of these volunteer opportunities. Volunteer time may also qualify for community service hours.

Application for Adopters

   Adopt-A-Street Application

Adopters must:

  • select an adoptable street segment
  • collect litter at least four times per year
  • submit an activity report to Public Works email at or by calling (816)969-1800
  • follow all safety procedures

Add a Map of the list of adoptable streets 

Not interested in adopting a street, but want to help others by volunteering to clean-up adopted streets? The map also provides Adopter information and contacts for adopted streets where help is welcomed. 

For litter/trash clean-up opportunities along Missouri Department of Transportation (MoDOT) highways and roadways, visit Adopt-A-Highway or Sponsor-A-Highway for more information.