Keep Hayward Clean and Green with Adopt-A-Block!

January 23, 2024

The City of Hayward is looking for volunteers to Adopt-A-Block! As a volunteer, you can “adopt” an area that you will be responsible for keeping litter-free for a period of two years. By reducing litter, graffiti, and other environmental pollutants, you are improving the appearance, health, property values, and beautification of our city.

Volunteers pledge to perform four clean-ups per year, which equates to once every three months. After two clean-ups, the City of Hayward will put an adopt-a-block sign in your area letting everyone know your group is responsible for how fabulous the area looks. Anyone can adopt a block, and all ages are allowed to participate in clean-ups. Previous adoption groups have included neighborhood families, businesses, community groups, schools, neighborhood associations, faith-based groups, and individuals.

Over the course of the two-year adoption period, volunteers are responsible for eight clean-ups in total. The City of Hayward will provide supplies such as gloves, vests, bags, and grabbers for clean-ups. Additionally, our Maintenance Services team will come out to an agreed-upon location to pick up the litter collected following a clean-up. For more information on the program and to schedule litter collections, request supplies, and report graffiti, groups can visit the Adopt-A-Block page on the City of Hayward website: Adopt-a-Block Program.

To Adopt-a-Block, potential adoptees must fill out this brief application form with information about your group and area preference: Adopt-a-Block: Application.