You can improve your neighborhood's curb appeal when you volunteer to keep your block free of litter. The City provides free bags and gloves for cleanup.


adopt-a-block yard sign

Whether you’re working on your own or as part of a group, it’s easy to keep your street neat and tidy. 

Program requirements

By participating in this program, you agree to the following:

  • Adopt the entire block: all four sides including the alley, if there is one.
  • Clean up your block's public sidewalks, curbs and boulevards on both the street and alley sides.
  • Serve as a volunteer in this program for at least two years.
  • Clean up the block at least four times per year, including picking up litter, removing weeds and cleaning storm grates.
  • Put bagged litter next to your garbage cart for pick up.

Supplies you'll get

When you take part in this program, the City will provide you with these free supplies:

  • Bags
  • Cotton gloves

Sign up to Adopt-a-Block

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Clean City Coordinator

Public Works - Solid Waste & Recycling




Eastside Maintenance Facility
2635 University Ave NE
Minneapolis, MN 55418

Office hours

8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Monday – Friday

This building is closed to the public.