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Adopt-a-Block to help clean up Downtown Redding
Applications are being accepted for the City of Redding’s new Adopt-a-Block program, through which citizens can volunteer to keep a portion of Downtown clean and tidy.
Similar to the City’s Adopt-a-Street program, Adopt-a-Block targets the area of Downtown bounded by East, South, and West Streets, and Eureka Way. Individuals, groups, or organizations are welcome to sponsor a block by completing the necessary
application and waiver of liability. Sponsors must commit to cleaning up their blocks for at least a year and at least twice a month.
Blocks can be selected and will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. After the second cleaning, a sign will be posted recognizing the group that has adopted that area. Viva Downtown is partnering with the City to help design the sign and publicize the program.
The City’s Solid Waste Utility will provide participants with safety vests, garbage bags, and litter grabbers, and will dispose of the trash collected. A container will be placed at a convenient location for participants to dispose of what is picked up. That container will then be serviced by Solid Waste staff for disposal.
Complete information, including application and waiver forms, is available at the City’s Solid Waste web page. Also posted are conditions for participation and safety requirements. A map showing which blocks have been adopted will be posted in the near
For more information, call the Solid Waste Utility at 224-6201.