Adopt-a-Spot Safety Guidelines

Please review with all participants before cleanup!

  • Dress appropriately; loose clothing (long sleeves and long pants) are best.
  • Wear closed toe shoes.
  • Wear orange safety vests provided by the Department of General Services.
  • Wear rubber, latex, leather, or vinyl gloves.
  • Every 6 participants under 18 must be supervised by a person 18 years of age or older.
  • Participants must work facing oncoming traffic.
  • No litter is to be picked up in the street. Participants must stay clear of traffic at all times.
  • Do not pick up trash in tunnels or on bridges or overpasses.
  • Do not pick up trash in grass or weeds that are over 2 feet tall.
  • Do not pick up hazardous or any other chemical materials - call in items/location to 757-393-8663.
  • Be careful of poison ivy, poison oak, etc.
  • Be careful of insects, chiggers, snakes, etc.
  • Be sure to take breaks whenever needed.
  • Bring your own water to stay hydrated.

To find out more about recycling, litter prevention and how you can help call 757-393-8663. These safety guidelines are provided for your benefit but are not intended to be comprehensive. Always use common sense! Please remember safety first.