Adopt-A-Neighborhood’s Mission

Terrell citizens are invited to do their part to keep Terrell beautiful and perform an important environmental service. This program provides groups, families, or individuals an opportunity to participate in a valuable community service project.


By joining the Adopt-A-Neighborhood program, you and your neighbors are likely to see transformations such as:

  • Restoring a sense of community pride
  • Getting acquainted with your neighbors
  • Enjoying cleaner neighborhoods
  • Gaining a sense of accomplishment for the environment and community
  • Teaching children the importance of maintaining your community

Who can adopt a neighborhood?

Anyone! Adopt-A-Neighborhood aims to unite and support all people interested in improving Terrell neighborhoods.

  • Individuals
  • Neighborhood Associations
  • Schools
  • Church Groups
  • Senior Citizens
  • Youth Groups
  • Scouts
  • Businesses
  • Families
  • Civic Groups

What can be adopted?

Adopt-A-Neighborhood consists of removing litter from city maintained right-of-ways. A neighborhood can be a street and/or its surrounding streets or an entire neighborhood.

What are volunteers responsible for?

  • Provide a minimum of four (4) cleanups per year.
  • Adequate adult supervision for youth under the age of 18 years.
  • It is recommended that long sleeves, long pants, sturdy shoes, and gloves be used.
  • It is recommended that a First Aid Kit is on hand and readily available the day of the cleanup.

How do you adopt a neighborhood?

  1. Print out the application & release form and mail to the City of Terrell, Public Services Dept., 201 E. Nash St. / P.O. Box 310, Terrell, TX 75160 or fax to 972-551-6620. You may also call 972-551-6614 to request an application & release form be sent to you via mail.
  2. Fill out and return the application and release form at least one (1) week prior to any scheduled clean up.
  3. The City will process your forms and contact you at the phone number(s) you provided.

City Support

The City of Terrell will provide:

  • Warning signs and safety vests, which must be worn at all times.
  • Trash bags and removal of bags on the next available work day after a cleanup.
  • Acknowledgment & recognition
  • The City of Terrell will erect an adoption sign naming the adopters on the adopted site. This will reinforce a sense of responsibility and pride for the volunteers.

Help Keep Terrell Beautiful!