Public Works

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Similar to the Michigan Department of Transportation's Adopt-A-Road program, Kentwood’s Adopt-A-Street program allows residents to take on the responsibility of picking up litter to keep local roads clean and safe. Groups such as service organizations, schools, scout troops, senior groups and businesses are encouraged to get involved. 

To participate, you must be 12 or older unless otherwise approved, and commit to picking up roadside trash a minimum of two times per year. All participants are required to wear a safety vest while cleaning up the roadside, which are supplied by the City of Kentwood Department of Public Works. The City of Kentwood will also provide trash bags needed and pick-up service for filled bags. 

A permit is required to participate in the Adopt-A-Street program. Permits for litter pick-up are free and issued through the Department of Public Works to participating groups for a two-year period. 

Adopt-A-Street Application and Permit

Please submit your completed application to the Department of Public Works at 5068 Breton Ave. SE or

To view available streets, check out our interactive map below.

Current Participants 
Thank you to the following groups who are currently participating in this program: 
  • AMVETS Post 23
  • Beastro: Fresh Canine Cuisine
  • Candied Yam
  • Duds N Suds
  • East Kentwood High School Football
  • Fifth Third Bank
  • Forest Meadows Condo Association
  • Kentwood Professional Firefighters IAFF L-3173
  • KPS Red Storm Robotics
  • Midwest United FC
  • The Pentecostals of Kentwood
  • Ravines North Condo Association
  • Ronald/Loretta Daining Nelson
  • Rotary Club
  • The Saum Family
  •  Unist
  • Unity Reformed Church
  • The Tyson Family
  • 62B District Court
  • DW Cassard – American Legion Auxiliary
  • Modern Landscape & Construction, LLC
  • Lawn Doctor of Grand Rapids