The Adopt A Spot Program

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.  Spot locations include landmarks, schools, vacant lots, walkways or trails, campuses, public grounds, traffic circles or public right-of-ways.
*It is the participants responsibility to obtain permission from the property owner prior to submitting an application.  

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, 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 application. 

Locations Not Eligible: Montgomery County facilities, such as parking garages, lots, highway depots and transit centers cannot be adopted for liability and safety reasons. Montgomery County parks; municipalities (such as Rockville City and Takoma Park); and some urban districts, including downtown Bethesda are not eligible.  
If you are interested in helping keep Montgomery County parks litter free contact Henry Coppola or visit

AAR Program Application
Click here to apply online

Equipment Request Form 
List of equipment for Current AAS participants
Equipment Distribution Cover

Program participants can now report their cleanings online -   click here

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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.


For questions on the program email or call 240-777-7155. 
For immediate assistance call 240-777-7170, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

Montgomery County Department of Transportation (MCDOT)
101 Monroe Street, 10th Floor

Rockville, Maryland 20850
Phone: 240-777-7155   Fax: 240-777-7178 


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