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.
- Neighborhood Associations
- Church Groups
- Senior Citizens
- Youth Groups
- 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?
- 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.
- Fill out and return the application and release form at least one (1) week prior to any scheduled clean up.
- The City will process your forms and contact you at the phone number(s) you provided.
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!