Program Commitment & Purpose

The Adopt-A-Street Program recognizes the commitment of volunteers to keep our city's roadways free from litter and debris. Started in 1989, the program has grown to include 270 organizations volunteering to keep more than 150 miles of roadway free of litter and debris.

Individuals, community groups, business owners, schools, churches and service clubs are invited to participate. Volunteers who adopt a minimum of 0.5 miles of arterial or collector streets, and conduct litter pick-up at least 3 times a year, will receive recognition on 2 Adopt-A-Street signs posted on each end of the adopted street segment and recognition here on the Adopt-A-Street Program Participants List (PDF). The city provides trash bags to collect debris and will pick up filled bags.

Organizations are required to participate for at least 1 full year and adoption is renewable annually, given that program requirements are met. View the Adopt-A-Street Brochure (PDF).

How to Adopt-A-Street

  • Complete the Adopt-A-Street Application (PDF) and mail to:
    Adopt-A-Street Program
    Traffic Engineering Division
    P.O. Box 8368
    Springfield, MO 65801.
  • Once we approve your application, you will be notified with further instructions on how to begin the program.
  • Contact us each time you have picked up litter along your adopted street segment.