May 26, 2015

Adopt a Street

The Adopt-A-Street program encourages local churches, businesses, organizations, and groups to “adopt” city streets to clean and beautify throughout the year – similar to the popular “Adopt a Highway” program ran by the Department of Transportation. This initiative was proposed to the Kinston City Council on January 5, 2015 and was supported by the Council and Kinston Public Services.

Program Details

  • There is no fee associated with adopting a city street in this program.
  • There is a two (2) year agreement between the adopter and the City of Kinston, with cleanups scheduled every three (3) months (or more at the discretion of the adopter).
  • Each volunteer participating in the cleanup must review the safety guidelines and be at least twelve (12) years of age.
  • A cleanup report must be submitted by the adopting group after each cleanup.
  • An “Adopt-A-Street” sign recognizing the name of the adopter will be placed on each end of the roadway.

How to Adopt
Interested parties can pick up a form at Kinston Public Services, or our office, and return them to us by mail or to either location. Applications are additionally available below as a downloadable file, and an online form.


Adopt a Street Application
Application for the Adopt-a-Street program. PDF Document. Size: 192 KB.

Adopt a Street Cleanup Report
Cleanup report for the Adopt-a-Street program. PDF Document. Size: 155 KB.


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