- Formal Adopters: Current groups in good standing with an assigned area and sign.
- Adopters in Training: New and existing groups going through a guided year of training. Must be completed before becoming a Formal
- One-Time Cleanups: Anyone wanting to hold their own cleanup without a contract. The City provides an Education Specialist to guide you.
- Conduct four cleanups per year (quarterly) including two (2) city-wide cleanups held in April and November.
- Provide statistics report to Keep Allen Beautiful at the conclusion of each cleanup within ten days.
- Submit photos via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook.
- Order and maintain Adopt-A-Program loaner supply kit.
Eligibility for RenewalPlease make sure that your group is in compliance with their contract agreement. Any group that has more than one consecutive year out of compliance ARE NOT eligible for renewal. Your area will be put up for adoption in the upcoming adoption season without notice.
Contract Year in Review
- October 1: Contracts begin.
- November: Group must complete a cleanup within a two (2) window of the citywide cleanup effort known as Allen Recycles Day (1st Saturday in November).
- April: Groups must complete a cleanup within a two (2) window of the citywide cleanup effort known as the Great American Cleanup (usually 3rd Saturday in April).
- August 31: Groups must complete all four (4) cleanups for the September assessment and contract renewals for the following year.
- September 30: Groups must sign new contracts for the following year. Areas not contracted will be given away to new groups who have completed the conditional cleanup requirements.
- October 1: Contracts begin again.
- Did you complete a minimum of four (4) cleanups?
- Did you provide staff pictures of each cleanup?
- Did you submit stats for each cleanup within ten (10) days of each cleanup?
- Did you participate in Allen Recycles Day and the Great American Cleanup
- Did your point of contact receive safety training if they recently take over their position?
If you can say yes to each item on the checklist then you are eligible to renew your contract in the month of September for the next year's season.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of ALL adopters to complete the contract terms as stated above. It is the responsibility of ALL adopters to keep staff informed of any contact changes that might affect reminders, notices, and contract renewals.
For more information, email Josué Diaz or call at 214.509.4555.
The Adopt A Highway, Adopt A Waterway, and Adopt A Spot programs allow individuals, organizations and businesses to help with ongoing clean-up and beautification of designated areas. Adoption does not require a minimum number of participants but areas must be cleaned a minimum of four times per year. Program summaries are provided below. For detailed information and sign up forms, see the Adopt A Program page.
Adopt A Highway
This program allows individuals, organizations and businesses to maintain a one-mile section of roadside in Allen. The Texas Department of Transportation's Adopt A Highway program, launched in 1989, is one of the most successful government-public partnerships of our time. Many residents have shown their pride in Allen by striving for cleaner and "greener" roadways!
Adopt A Waterway
Litter is a common source of water pollution, threatening the health and beauty of our treasured creeks and streams. The Adopt A Waterway program allows volunteers to protect their waterways and improve water quality through quarterly cleanups.
Adopt A Spot
Keep Allen Beautiful also offers an Adopt A Spot program, allowing organizations to play an active and ongoing role in cleaning, greening and maintaining a piece of Allen. Volunteers choose from selected public areas near parks, trails and greenbelts.