Adopt-A-Stop Duties and Safety Tips
Below are duties and safety tips to consider while maintaining your adopted stop(s). Please follow these tips to be sure that your workday is a safe one.
As an Adopt-A-Stop participant, you're agreeing to:
- Pick up litter around the site and place in garbage can.
- Remove the trash can from the bag and dispose of the bag, if possible.
- Report maintenance issues/vandalism, disturbances, safety issues or items left at the bus stop to:
Graffiti - 343-8239
Lost and Found Items - 343-6543
Damage/Repair/Vandalism - 343-8239
DON’T pick up litter in a road, close to the edge of a road, or narrow medians.
DON'T reach blindly to pick up an item. Use a tool such as a rake or a stick to "identify" the item before grabbing or picking up.
DON'T pick up litter or empty the garbage without wearing gloves.
DON’T overexert yourself.
DON’T strain your back and/or knees when emptying the trash can.
DON’T pick up broken glass, hypodermic needles or other medical waste directly with unprotected hands.
DON’T use any kind of chemical to clean the site. All chemicals have to be cleared for use in a public environment. Even dish soap.
DON’T allow minors to clean the site without a parent or adult supervision present.
DON’T confront suspicious or unconcious persons. Contact the Police if you are concerned with someone's behavior.
DON’T participate under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
DO wear proper clothing and protective gloves when picking up litter.
DO monitor the site(s) regularly, and address no less than once a week.
DO report damaged signs or dangerous conditions to Anchorage Public Transportation Operations at 907-343-8171.
DO use a dust pan and broom to sweep up broken glass.
DO contact Site Enhancement if you are unable to lift the bag out of the can, or have any concerns regarding site maintenance.
DO use People Mover supplied bags only for bus stop use. In the event that the trash bags are being stolen, it is recommended that a mixture of ammonia and water be used to spray the inside of the bag once installed.