Adopt a StreetBy removing graffiti immediately you discourage repeat tagging.

gcotter's picture

Hi,  Just a friendly reminder that San Francisco DPW has an "Adopt a Street" program.  This allows neighborhood groups or individuals to volunteer to help keep their neighborhoods clean and tidy.

I joined as an individual about 7 or 8 years ago and I cover any graffiti on the mailboxes and trash containers near my home.  By removing graffiti immediately you discourage repeat tagging.  Although I was out this morning covering the latest round of tagging, there has been a steady drop in tagging over the years so it really does make a difference.  

Here's the cool part:  The DPW will supply the paint for free and they deliver the supplies to your door.  I have cans of mailbox green, mailbox blue, and garbage can green.   If you want to clean up trash on your street - there are some streets that seem to be wind magnets for trash - the program will supply rakes, brooms, bags, etc.

 If you want to volunteer to be a part of the Adopt A Street program - or if you're just curious to learn more about the program - check out their web site at  I have enjoyed my years of keeping my little corner of SF graffiti free.

Lucy in the sky's picture

Thanks gcotter

Thanks for the information.

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