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Sign up to Adopt Your OWN Spot today. Pick a spot you care about - like the side of the block you live on or a tree bed in front of your home. Pick up daily or weekly, whenever works best for you and your lifestyle.

  • You can opt in to receive cleanup supplies and with your gift of $50 or more, you will receive a complimentary and official, limited edition “Keeping It Clean” hat.
  • With your gift of $250 or more you can pay it forward and sponsor 3 more New Yorkers to adopt their own spots.


How It Works

Adopt your Spot NYC is a program for New Yorkers who want to step up to take care of a “spot” that’s especially dear to them. The side of the block you live on, the tree bed in front of your building, that corner of the park you always go to…wherever it is, it’s yours to claim!

Once you’ve selected your spot, we ask that you pledge to maintain it whenever you can by keeping it free from litter over the course of one year. It may take just a few minutes every week or every other week, depending on the space you’ve chosen.

The program is meant to fit into your daily or weekly routine - whether that’s on a walk with your dog or on your way to or from the store/gym/work. You decide what works best for you and your lifestyle.

To support your efforts:

  1. We will provide you with a starter kit of tools and supplies.

  2. You’ll become part of an “Insiders” online community where you can connect with other like-minded New Yorkers and share ideas, support and words of praise.

  3. Plus, you’ll be invited to a live event each year with leaders in the world of Sanitation and waste management in NYC.

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