Contract Terms

Keep Allen Beautiful would like to welcome you to the Adopt-A-Program. There are four types of participants in the program (Adopters, Conditional Adopters & One-Time Cleanups). Anyone can hold a cleanup in Allen.

Contract are for one (1) year. Contracts are from October 1 thru August 31. Safety trainings, resupply of loaner bags and contracts must be completed in September.

  • Conduct four cleanups per year (quarterly) including two (2) city-wide cleanups held in April and November.
  • Provide statistics report to Keep Allen Beautiful at the conclusion of each cleanup within ten days.
  • Submit photos via e-mail, Twitter, or Facebook.
  • Order and maintain Adopt-A-Program loaner supply kit.


  • October 1: Contracts begin.
  • November: Group must complete a cleanup within a two (2) window of the citywide cleanup effort known as Allen Recycles Day (1st Saturday in November).
  • April: Groups must complete a cleanup within a two (2) window of the citywide cleanup effort known as the Great American Cleanup (usually 3rd Saturday in April).
  • August 31: Groups must complete all four (4) cleanups for the September assessment and contract renewals for the following year.
  • September 30: Groups must sign new contracts for the following year. Areas not contracted will be given away to new groups who have completed the conditional cleanup requirements.
  • October 1: Contracts begin again.


Please make sure that your group is in compliance with their contract agreement. Any group that has more than one consecutive year out of compliance ARE NOT eligible for renewal. Your area will be put up for adoption in the upcoming adoption season without notice.


  • Completed four (4) cleanups
  • Provided staff pictures of each cleanup
  • Submitted stats for each cleanup within ten (10) days of each cleanup
  • Participated in Allen Recycles Day and the Great American Cleanup
  • Point of contact has received safety training (applies to new point of contacts for organizations and new groups)
If you can say yes to each item on the checklist then you are eligible to renew your contract in the month of September for the next year's season.

NOTE: It is the responsibility of ALL adopters to complete the contract terms as stated above. It is the responsibility of ALL adopters to keep staff informed of any contact changes that might affect reminders, notices, and contract renewals.

For more information, contact JosuĂ© Diaz at or call at 214.509.4555