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Adopt-A-Street (AAS)

Welcome and thank you for your interest in Adopt-A- Street (AAS)! This program is a litter reduction and prevention program. Litter is an unattractive problem on our roadways. Its unsightly, expensive to remove and poses a threat to our motorist, natural habitats, wildlife and our source of water.

Community volunteers reduce the amount of litter along the roadways in Austell. Adopt-A- Street raises awareness about the issue of litter and helps keep our community clean. 

Our Adopt-A- Street program is our greatest volunteer need and Austell relies on volunteers like you for the success of this program. We invite you or your civic group, company, family, faith-based group, or friends to adopt a street and personally invest in the environment and Austell community. We provide supplies that volunteers need and there is no fee to participate in this program. 

How to Get Involved:

Fill out the Adopt-A-Street Form

How does this program work? 

  • Adopters must be 18 or older to participate in the Adopt-A-Street Program
  • Only 1 street can be applied for adoption per application
  • Adopters complete and submit an application to the Public Works Department for approval
  • Adopters are notified upon approval or denial via phone and email
  • Once approved, adopters can begin retrieve their starter kit and begin collecting litter on their adopted street
  • All bags of collected litter must be left in a central location for collection by PW Department
  • PW Department must be notified of location of bags of collected litter for pick-up

Potential reasons for denial of an application:

  • Applicant is not a City of Austell resident
  • Business is not inside Austell city limits
  • Incomplete applications
  • Street already adopted 
  • The AAS sign name is offensive or derogatory

Potential reasons for revocation:

  • Providing false information on application
  • Not properly maintaining adopted street
  • Moving without notice to Public Works Department
  • Unable to contact Adopter


Austell Public Works Department will provide 1 starter kit upon approval of an application, and it will include:

  • 1 Grabber
  • 3 garbage bags (any type of garbage bag may be used for collection)
  • 1 pair of gloves 

These materials will not be provided on a continuous basis. Adopter will be responsible for providing their own supplies.

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