Keep MC Beautiful

Don't Pass It Up, Pick It Up!

BulletThe Adopt-An-Area Program is a great community service project sponsored by the Montgomery County Solid Waste District, Montgomery County Engineer's Office and partnering municipalities.

BulletThe program offers individuals, families, groups, and businesses the opportunity to commit to keeping a clean and beautiful Montgomery County by adopting a road, street, lot or other public area that has a problem with litter.

Bullet The Adopt-An-Area Program is all about volunteers making a personal difference right in their own backyards. Join us today!


Benefits of Adopting An Area

BulletPersonalized Adopt-An-Area signs are placed at your adopted area.

BulletRecognition by passing motorists of your efforts to keep Montgomery County beautiful.

BulletBuilds cohesiveness within your own family, group, or business as you work together in community service.

BulletRecognition for contract fulfillment includes promotional items for participants, media/web coverage, invitations to special solid waste district events, etc.

BulletComplete safety training, bags, vests, and trash disposal provided.

How To Adopt-An-Area

BulletChoose an area in Montgomery County that you would like to adopt (no State routes). Choose between one and four miles for streets and roads. It is recommended to adopt a mile for every 10 participants. We can help you find an area.

BulletComplete the agreement, which is for two years.

BulletHave all participants (or parents, for minors) fill out the liability release form. Participants must be at least 12 years old.

BulletClean your approved area at least three times each year--once in April or May and once in August or September. A summer cleanup is encouraged.

Are you interested in adopting a portion of a state route or highway? The Ohio Department of Transportation has an Adopt-A-Highway program. For more information, visit and click on Adopt-A-Highway.

Are you interested in adopting a roadway in the City of Trotwood? For more information, visit the City of Trotwood's Adopt-A-Roadway program.


Cleanup with The Dayton Dragons!

On May 10 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., volunteer with Dragons players, Heater, and the Dragons Green Team for a Great American Cleanup project. Volunteers are to meet at East End Community Services, 624 Xenia Avenue, Dayton, OH 45410. The cleanup will take place in the surrounding neighborhood (some walking will be required).

You don't have to bring anything or organize anything. Just register, show up, and have fun! It's a great way to give back to our community while meeting Dragons players, Heater, and the Green Team in the process! Just follow the link below to register:

2014 KMCB Beautification Grant

Keep Montgomery County Beautiful is proud to announce the 2014 Beautification Grant. This grant is available on a competitive basis to Montgomery County 501©3 non-profit organizations,  volunteer groups and other applicable community organizations. The grant provides up to $1,000 to assist beautification projects taking place within Montgomery County. New for 2014: Graffiti abatement and community garden projects now eligible for funding. Grant applications must be received no later than March 14, 2014.

KMCB Application (PDF)

KMCB Application (Word) 


2013 Beautification Grant Winners


Community Cleanup Program

Having a large community cleanup or need help disposing of waste from a large illegal dump site? Eligible groups can apply for free delivery and pickup of a roll off container, which includes disposal costs. For more information and an application click here.

Application (PDF)
Application (Word)

Keep Montgomery County Beautiful