The Adopt-a-Block program is designed to tap community interest in the stewardship of Greenfield’s streets, steps and parks by providing an opportunity for residents and businesses to assist in maintaining and enhancing the look and cleanliness of Greenfield public spaces. Volunteers adopt a particular street, steps or space and agree to keep it picked up.
The program currently has 17 volunteers tending to 13 streets/steps/playgrounds in Greenfield shown in the map to the right. Over the last year, they collected a record 447 Giant Eagle size bags of trash, 362 bags of trash and 85 bags of recyclables.
As a volunteer Adopter, you are asked to:
- Pick up or otherwise attend to your adopted street, steps or public space at least twice a month (more often if needed).
- Use plastic Giant Eagle grocery bags (white for trash/weeds and blue for recyclables) and use heavy duty gloves.
- Restrict your clean up activities to the public right-of-ways or parcels and use caution when cleaning along a busy roadway.
- Dispose of the bags using public trash receptacles or your regular city trash pickup.
- Track the number of bags you fill for reporting each month.
- Assist, if available, at the Spring and Fall Neighborhood wide “Redd Ups”
How to get Involved
If interested, or if you have any questions, please email Patrick Hassett, Adopt-A-Block Coordinator, at email@example.com and include the following information:
- Your name
- Your email address
- The block you’re interested in adopting (if you know)
- Whether you need gloves
- Your phone number (optional)
- Any other message or questions you’d like to include