What is Adopt-A-Spot?

Adopt-A-Spot is a litter prevention and beautification program to Clean up Milan. “Spot” can be your neighborhood, your schoolyard, a vacant lot or any Spot that you are interested in keeping litter-free. Maintenance of your Spot requires a commitment from you. The benefits to you and others include the proud feeling of adopting a Spot, the beauty added to the area, the positive impact on our community, and recognition.

Who may Adopt-A-Spot?

Anyone is invited to adopt—including individuals, families, youth groups, faith communities, organizations, schools, and businesses. Some Spots may require more commitment than others, so choose one that fits your capabilities. If you have limited time, for example, you might choose to focus just on regular litter removal in your neighborhood. Other more intensive Spots may need planting or weeding so they don’t become overgrown. You may volunteer to perform routine maintenance such as litter removal, mowing, weeding, landscape plantings, or even painting. Your adoption should fit the amount of time and resources you have.

What Spot Should I choose to Adopt?

Choose to beautify a Spot that means something to you—people usually select a place they see every day near their home, workplace, school, or local park. Clean up Milan Committee has also identified sites that are “up for adoption” and we would be happy to share the information with you.

What Will Keep Milan Beautiful?

We want your experience to be a positive one, and we will constantly work to obtain resources for your benefit.  

Randy McCollum has these items:    

  • Trash Bags
  • Orange Safety Vest
  • Safety Information                                             

 The following will be located at Milan city Hall for your convenience:   

  • Information on where you can dispose of Brush and Lawn clippings
  • Appliance Pick-up Dates
  • Information of City dumpster usage
  • Information on Milan City Ordinances

What Do I Do?

You provide the following:

  • Your time and that of others you recruit from the neighborhood, local business, churches, or other organizations.
  • Commitment and action to clean up your area at least once per month
  • Instructions for volunteers, including safety information
  • Adult supervision for volunteers 15 years of age and younger
  • Placing bag of collected litter in tied bags for collection with your regular trash or appropriate area.

What If I Want To Help But Don’t Have The Time?

Many businesses and business people might ask this question. You might consider donations of funding, materials or services that could be used in maintaining and beautifying “Spots” around Milan.

How Do I Get Started?

To Adopt-A-Spot, fill out the Registration Card below and mail it to Clean up Milan Committee (see address below)

Adopt-A-Spot Request for Registration  

  • Spot Sponsor:                                                                                                       
  • Type or Organization:                                                                                        
  • Contact Person:                                                                                                    

Request Location of Spot (in order of preference):

  1. ___________________________________________________________
  2. ___________________________________________________________
  3. ___________________________________________________________

Telephone Number: Bus                                      Home                                         

Estimated Start Date:                                               

For More Information Please Contact

Randy McCollum

215 Baker

Milan, MO 63556

(660) 265-4933