The Adopt-A-Street Program is a partnership between the City and its merchants and residents. Groups or individuals agree to adopt an area and take responsibility for keeping the street and sidewalk clean. In return, we provide free street cleaning supplies, and litter / compost bag pickup.
Adopt-A-Street helps create a cleaner, more pleasant environment for everyone who lives, works and shops in adopted areas. The program also strengthens community ties as neighbors and merchants work together to keep San Francisco clean.
The Adopt-A-Street Program began in 2000 and has been joined by thousands of individuals, families, merchants and neighborhood associations who’ve signed on to clean and green their sidewalks and streets.
There are two ways to get involved:
1. As an individual, you can enter into an agreement with the City to keep your sidewalk or street clean. You will receive supplies such as a broom, a rake, compostable leaf bags, trash bags, a dust pan and gloves to keep your area clean.
2. As a corporation, merchant association, or neighborhood group, you will receive the above-mentioned supplies. In the event that you wish to organize a community cleanup, we will help you plan the cleanup and provide additional supplies.
Remember: by law, the property owner or ground-floor tenant of the building immediately adjacent to the sidewalk is responsible for keeping it clean and free of litter and leaves.