City of Andrews, TX

Adopt-A-Spot Program

Objective:  To empower residents to take responsibility for keeping Andrews beautiful by adopting a “spot” within the City limits of Andrews.  Adopted spots may include, but are not limited to, stretches of Mustang Drive, other heavily driven streets, intersections, city right-of-ways, and other locations owned and operated by the City.  Participating groups will voluntarily clean adopted area at least quarterly (4 times a year), or as needed.

  • Participating groups will be responsible for keeping adopted spot clean and free of litter and all debris. Other responsibilities may also include weed control, maintaining landscaped areas, and planting flowers. 
  • Keep Andrews Beautiful (KAB) will provide trash bags and grabbers. Safety vests and cotton gloves will be made available upon request.
  • Participating groups are not required to schedule their time, however, we do ask that a log be kept of actual hours worked and how many volunteers participated in each clean-up. KAB will provide the forms necessary to track hours volunteered.
  • Each group will have a designated leader that is required to sign a waiver before performing any work. The leader is responsible for the safety of the group.  All volunteers need to be aware of the potential hazards they may encounter while working. 
  • The City’s Community Outreach Coordinator will be the primary contact person.

Volunteer Responsibilities
Volunteers in this program are responsible for the beautification of their adopted area.   By performing this task volunteers also encourage litter prevention, as people are less likely to litter in areas that are clean. 

The Process: 

  • Volunteers are expected to pick up litter, secure it in plastic bags, and place the bags in one central location. If bag is too heavy to move, volunteers are to secure the bag and leave it there. 
  • When it is safe to do so, volunteers should move large debris and leave with bags that are ready for pick up.
  • Volunteers should report large and/or hazardous debris to the Community Outreach Coordinator (COC).
  • City personnel will be responsible for picking up trash bags and for properly disposing of them.

Safety First!

  • Before starting a project, always be aware of any potential hazards.
  • Slips, trips, and falls can happen anywhere so always be alert and aware of your surroundings. Also be watchful for snakes, ants, spiders, and other insects.
  • Any young children should always be within eyesight of an adult.
  • Any safety concerns should be directed to the COC, Michael Rosales, at (432) 631-2711.
  • We strongly recommend every volunteer wear long pants, a long-sleeved shirt, leather shoes or boots, a hat, and sunglasses.
  • Volunteers should always where a bright-colored safety vest. The City can provide these if requested.
  • Use the trash grabbers whenever possible and be cautious of any sharp or hazardous items.
  • Volunteers should report any incidents to the COC.
  • Always dial 911 for any emergency.