City of Redding has established an adoption program to encourage
individuals, families, businesses, and service organizations to get
involved in community beautification. Streets, parks, and trails
(such as the river trails) can all be adopted. Your group must
agree to clean up the area you've adopted a minimum of four times each
year. The Solid Waste Utility will loan you the appropriate equipment:
garbage bags, litter grabbers, safety vests, and safety signs. When you
do your cleanup, simply bag any litter that you pick up and leave the
bags on the side of the road or in an area we can get to with a
collection vehicle. Our employees will retrieve the bags, along with
any bulky items you find (tires, mattresses, etc.) on the next business
day following your cleanup. After your first cleanup, we will install a
small street sign indicating that you or your organization are the
proud sponsor for this adopted street, park or trail.
you ready to become a sponsor? Once you've decided whether you'd like
to adopt a street, park or trail, take the steps listed below:
Step 1: Call the Solid Waste Utility at 224-6206 for Streets, OR
Call the Community Services Department at 225-4104 for Parks or Trails
to see if the area you want to adopt is available. You may request an application packet be sent to you in the mail OR
you may download the forms online. The forms you will need can be
accessed by clicking on the links below. Just find the column you're
intersted in, then click on the corresponding links.
Carefully review the forms. Complete and return the application and the
Waiver of Liability. All participants must sign the Waiver of
Liability each and every time they participate in a clean up event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a parent or guardian sign on their behalf.
Reserve the equipment for your clean up date. Call Public Works
Supervisor, Nathan Cannon, at 224-6206 to get on the calendar to
reserve the equipment and set up a date to pick up the equipment. You
can also email Nathan at firstname.lastname@example.org
Plan ahead. We have a limited amount of equipment available and
multiple groups may want to do a cleanup on the same date. We will try
to accommodate everyone but scheduling at least two weeks in advance is
the best way to get the equipment on your first choice of dates.
Step 4: Pick
up the equipment. Bring a vehicle large enough to accommodate all of
the equipment. Pickup trucks, station wagons and vehicles with large
cargo space are best.
Step 5: Do your cleanup.
Return the equipment. Please return the equipment the next business day
following your cleanup event. This will help us catalog the equipment
and make sure it is available for the next group.