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AAS Program

Montgomery County Department of Transportation's (MCDOT) Adopt A Spot (AAS) program encourages residents (individuals, families and businesses) to adopt a commonly owned spot located within Montgomery County. The volunteer agrees to make regular litter pick-ups at the spot at least 12 times a year (the equivalent of once a month) and report the cleaning results to our office.  In recognition, for their efforts, MCDOT will provide cleaning equipment and one AAS sign with the volunteer's name that can be installed in the ground somewhere within the adopted spot.

*It is the participants responsibility to obtain permission from the property owner for the installation of the AAS sign prior to submitting an AAS application. 

Examples of such locations would include:

  • andmarks
  • Schools
  • Vacant lots
  • Walkways or Trails
  • Campuses
  • Public grounds
  • Traffic Circles
  • or other spots prone to litter.

NOTE: Montgomery County facilities, such as parking garages, lots, highway depots and transit centers cannot be adopted for liability and safety reasons. 

** Other locations not available for adoption include Montgomery County parks; municipalities (such as Rockville City and Takoma Park); and some urban districts, including downtown Bethesda.  
If you are interested in helping keep Montgomery County parks litter free contact Henry Coppola or visit

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AAS Program
 For a printable version of the application click here

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Below is a list of available equipment for AAS participants. Make sure to call the Community Outreach office and schedule a time for pick up.

Equipment Distribution Cover

arrow pointer Current Adopted Spot Locations

  • Woodmoor Garden Club adopts the traffic circle between Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike in Rockville.
  • Glenmont Civic Association adopts the Glenmont Community Garden at Weller Road, Hathaway Drive and Holdridge Road in Wheaton/Glenmont.
  • Glamorous Girls of Glenmont adopts Busy Bee's Crossing at Denley Road and Holdridge Road in Wheaton/Glenmont.
  • The Choice Program adopts the Veterens Park between Veirs Mill Road and Rockville Pike in Rockville.
  • Connecticut Avenue Estates Community Association adopts Valleywood Drive right-of-way in Silver Spring. 
  • KMCB Task Force adopts the Flower Bed outside the County's Executive Office Building located at 101 Monroe Street in Rockville.


 Call Community Outreach at 240-777-7155 or email



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