Civic and community groups, business organizations and even families in Kingman may join the Adopt-a-Block Program to help the City of Kingman reduce litter along its roadways.
The Adopt-a-Block Program allows organizations to make a two (2) year commitment to pick up litter along a portion of a designated of roadway a minimum of two (2) times a year. The City of Kingman recognizes the organization’s concern for the environment with a sign that identifies the organization responsible for the clean-up of that particular roadway.
Adopt-a-Block organizations also enhance economic development and civic pride for their communities by having a clean environment. The activity of volunteers picking up litter and the signs are reminders to the public not to litter Kingman’s roadways or the environment.
Organizations interested in the Adopt-a-Block Program may become involved by contacting the City of Kingman and by completing an Adopt-a-Block permit form. This permit allows the group members to pick-up litter within the public right-of-way outside the improved roadway. Each organization must designate a member as a coordinator who will complete an annual safety training program, inform other workers about the importance of making safety the first consideration while picking up litter, and the coordinator will oversee the work.
Before You Begin Your Adopt-a-Block Clean-Up
- Complete an Adopt-a-Block Permit Form, Signature Form, and Youth Participation Waiver for those between the ages of 12 and 17. The form must be signed by each person participating in the clean-up event. These forms are available here and at the City of Kingman Development Services Department located at 310 N. Fourth Street in Kingman. The forms will need to be returned to the Development Services office Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m.
- Organizations shall designate a member as a coordinator who will complete an annual safety briefing with the Neighborhood Services Department. Neighborhood Services may be contacted at 753-2191 to schedule a safety briefing.
- Schedule the date and time of each pick-up through the City of Kingman Public Works Department by calling 692-3102 so that the filled litter bags may be removed by the City.
- Pick up safety vests, litter grabbers and litter bags from the City of Kingman Development Services Department. Contact Rich Ruggles at 753-8160 to schedule the pick up of these items. Return the litter grabbers and safety vests to the City of Kingman Development Services Department upon completion of the work.
What to Do on the Day of the Adopt-a-Block Clean-Up
- Carpool to the work site and keep vehicles off the right-of-way.
- Do not bring children less than 12 years of age to the Adopt-a-Block litter pickup area.
- The organization’s coordinator shall hold a safety briefing with their group before the pick-up.
- Make sure workers wear safety vests provided by the City of Kingman.
- Face oncoming traffic.
- Maintain a working group of six to ten people.
- Avoid overexertion.
- Stop work in inclement weather.
- Do not remove hazardous substances.
- Avoid contact with noxious weeds and areas where herbicides have been applied.
- Do not pick up items on bridges or on pavement.
City of Kingman’s Responsibilities
- Approve sections of roadway to be included in the Adopt-a-Block program based on safety considerations including traffic volumes, speeds, curves, and number of intersections. The Traffic Safety Committee will approve all clean-up locations once an Adopt-a-Block Permit form is received.
- After the location is approved, the City shall contact the adopting organization to ascertain whether they would like a sign identifying the group to be erected. The organization will be informed of the cost of the sign. Once payment is received, the City will create and erect one sign identifying the name of the organization in the area of the adopted section.
- Neighborhood Services will provide safety training for organization supervisors once a year.
- The City of Kingman will supply litter bags, litter grabbers and safety vests. The litter grabbers and safety vests must be returned after the work is finished.
- The City of Kingman will pick up and dispose of the filled litter bags after the work is completed.