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Contact Info Keep Columbus Beautiful
1265 Marion Road 
Columbus, OH 43207 
Office :  (614) 645-2421 
Fax :  (614) 645-7747 
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(614) 645-3111

Volunteer groups can make a lasting impression by adopting an area needing attention. Groups can have their name on signs posted in the adopted area to recognize their regular efforts in keeping their neighborhood clean.  

Adopt An Area

Program Basics

  • Keep Columbus Beautiful (KCB) promotes the Adopt-An-Area program for the City of Columbus.
  • Any city alley, street, median, interchange or public sector property may be adopted.
  • Groups, businesses, churches, schools, families or individuals may adopt an area.
  • Groups adopting an area need to clean the area at least two times each year over a two year timeframe.
  • KCB supplies groups with trash bags, gloves, and tools (on loan) to assist efforts at no cost.
  • After the second cleanup, the city will install an Adopt-An-Area sign acknowledging the group adopting the area.

Benefits of Adoption

  • Adopting an area promotes a cleaner, more livable neighborhood and gives YOU an active role!
  • You give your group positive attention for the valuable service you perform!
  • You help the City of Columbus by volunteering to clean up!  In one year, more than 8,500 volunteers donated more than 25,000 hours of their time for cleanups and beautification projects. That's the equivalent of more than $450,000 of labor!

Show your Columbus Pride and join today!

Contact the Columbus 311 Service Center at 645-3111 (simply dial 311 from most Columbus phones) or complete the KCB Adopt an Area Form and mail it in.


Help Keep Columbus Beautiful. Become a KCB Adopt an Area Partner today.