Litter is a definite problem in Athens and Limestone County. The Adopt-A-Spot program was created to involve community organizations and individuals in solving the problem.
Our community is affected by litter in more ways than you may think. It’s ugly, we know that. Did you know that heavily littered communities reflect a lack of pride which can affect the decision of businesses considering coming to our area?
KALB encourages businesses, civic groups, youth groups, and individuals to step up and take responsibility for a “spot” in Athens or Limestone County. This is a great way to introduce youth groups to community involvement. Once a person has been involved in a litter cleanup, they are much less likely to litter.
KALB will provide trash bags, gloves, safety vests, and some pick-up sticks for your use in cleaning up your adopted area. KALB staff would be more than happy to speak with you about this program and answer any questions you may have.
Adopt a spot in the City of Athens, and your non-profit or civic organization can benefit!
Groups that commit to clean up their adopted spot once a month will be rewarded with a check for $50 after every 3rd cleanup (maximum once per quarter). The money must be sent to a civic or non-profit organization and cannot benefit individuals or private business.
This reward process allows groups, families, and individuals to give back to the community through your service while also supporting your favorite local organization, passing on the ability to do even more good work.
The funding used for this program was given to us for this specific purpose and is not money that has been donated to our organization through fundraisers or memberships.
How to Get Involved
The following link will take you to a document containing all the information and forms necessary to participate. KALB staff would also be happy to sit down with you and discuss this program.
Once you choose to participate, the following link will take you to the Hold Harmless Agreements needed for groups and individuals. KALB has a Notary Public with blank forms who will assist, or you can print the form and have it notarized by whomever you choose.