Join the Mansfield Adopt-a-Street Program and Help Us Keep Mansfield Litter-Free!

Litter Busters

Does the sight of plastic water bottles, styrofoam cups, cigarette butts, and beer bottles littering our sidewalks and roadsides bother you? Do you wonder why some people think it’s okay to drop trash out of their car window? Do you wish there was something you could do about it?

There is! Sign up to join our Adopt-a-Street program and you can be part of the solution. Here’s how the program works:

Simply send us an email and let us know which road (or section of road), park, or other public space you would like to adopt. We will provide you with plastic bags and EZ-Grabbers. You can then venture out and collect any litter that accumulates on your route.

You can sign up yourself, your family, or your business. All we ask is that you agree to clean up your adopted route on a regular basis, such as once per month or more often if you are super motivated!

The following areas are in need of someone to adopt them and keep them litter-free:

  • Spring Street
  • County Street
  • School Street

Here are a few things to keep in mind when collecting litter:

  • Wear brightly-colored clothing so that you are easily visible to passing motorists
  • Don’t attempt to pick up any hazardous materials
  • Wear gloves
  • Clean one side of the road first and then cross over to clean the opposite side. Do not wander back and forth across roads. Stay off the road whenever possible.
  • Do not attempt to move items that are especially large or heavy. Instead, email us and we’ll coordinate with the Mansfield DPW to have the item removed.

The following routes have already been adopted:

  • The Chaffee Family: Maple Street from Franklin to Oakland Street
  • Allan Bryer: Copeland Drive and Central Street
  • Jim & Jossie Owens: Winter Street
  • The Fehervari Family: Route 106, from Lawndale to Stearns Avenue
  • The Desjardin Family: Longwood Circle and Emerson Circle
  • The Roth Family: Otis Street
  • The Logan Family: Stearns Avenue from Route 106 to Old Stable Drive
  • The Reynolds and Cragan Families (Kelli, Kevin, Zac, and Samantha):  Cobbler Road
  • The Biedermann Family: Route 106 (Wexford Street to Easton town line)
  • The Holiver Family: Balcom Street  (Martha’s Way to Jewell  Street)
  • The Fowkes Family: West Street between Morgan Road and Lancashire Drive
  • The Ellis Family: Gilbert Street (from Otis  Street to Balcom)
  • Juli Mahoney: West Street (Pine Street to Plain  Street)
  • Shirley McPhee: Spring Street & Cobb Street
  • Faith Fellowship United Methodist Church: Webb Place and Bike Path
  • The Noonan Family: Horace Street to  South Common (via Union  Street and South Main)
  • The Leblanc Family: Essex Street from Mill Street to Goward Street
  • The Allen Family:
    • Essex Street from Ware Street to the end of Essex into Norton
    • Fruit Street from the town line in Norton to Short Street
    • Ware Street from Short Street to Essex  Street
    • Copeland Drive from Fowler Street to West Street
  • Pat Colbert:  Stearns Ave from Old Stable Drive to Mill Street
  • Neil Rhein:  Route 106 (Autumn Lane to Flint Farm)
  • Jim and Audrey Crockett: Maple Street (from Franklin St. to Easton Line)
  • The Fitzgerald Family: Fram Drive
  • The White Family: Franklin Street (Winter  Street to Maple)
  • Christine Horn: Cushing Lane and Lawndale Road
  • April Ansaldi: Baybrook Farm Road
  • H. Green: Baybrook Farm Culvert
  • The Cleary Family: Helena Circle
  • Kim and Paige Oliveira: Hope Street (Route 106  to Park  Ave.)
  • The Breef-Pilz Family:  Church & West Church Streets


Sign up today and keep your corner of Mansfield litter free.