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Public Works

Keep Smithfield Beautiful!

Sign up for the Adopt-A-Street Program!

Please read all the information below before you get started. If you have any questions regarding the Adopt-A-Street program, contact our Public Works Department at 919-934-2956.

Check out the map of available City streets.

  • Only Town of Smithfield maintained streets can be adopted.
  • On the map, the streets outlined in red and blue are NOT eligible for adoption.
  • Check with the N.C. Adopt-A-Highway Program to determine if they can be adopted through the state's program.

  1. Please pick a segment that is at least .25 miles (approximately 1300 feet) long.
  2. Pick a name for the group that is adopting a street.
    Complete the Application Form. If a participant is between the ages of 12 - 17, please complete the Youth Participation Release Form. This form requires a signature. Please save all forms as a .pdf and return to Barbara Barefoot (
  3. Once the application is reviewed and approved, you will be notified and your group name will be confirmed for the signs. The notification process takes 2-4 weeks.
  4. You will be notified when signs are made and installed on your segment of roadway.
  5. Schedule your first litter pickup day!

Guidelines and Recommendations for your Litter Pickup Event

  • Wear light colored clothing
  • Work facing traffic (one side of the road only)
  • Wear sunscreen
  • Pick-up litter during daylight hours in good weather
  • Wear closed toe shoes
  • Wear long pants
  • Do not wear headphones
  • Do not work around bridges or work zones

*Do not pick up the following items:

  • Broken Glass
  • Chemicals
  • Dead Animals
  • Medical Items
  • Weapons
  • Toxic Substances

*If these items are identified, please email for proper disposal.

(Upon request, vests and gloves will be provided by the Town of Smithfield)