In an effort to maintain safe, clean bus stops, DATA has partnered with Keep Durham Beautiful to provide residents of Durham with an opportunity to improve the appearance and safety of our community. The Adopt-A-Stop program allows residents to make a difference in the community to help keep Durham litter-free.
Anyone can help keep Durham beautiful:
The Adopt-A-Stop program is a great way to get involved in the community. By adopting a bus stop, you can help make the community more beautiful while protecting the environment. Everyone benefits from this environmentally conscious program–property owner, businesses, visitors and transit riders.
Clean, well-maintained bus stops discourage criminal activity. By adopting a bus stop, you also become the eyes and ears of the community. An important part of maintaining a safe bus stop is reporting all suspicious behavior or activity to the Durham Police Department. You can help reduce vandalism and other crimes by keeping a vigilant watch over the area around your stop.
Adopt-a-Stop volunteers agree to keep their bus stop and/or shelter clean for a minimum of one year or one school year. This involves picking up litter, reporting damage and generally keeping the area around the stop free of debris and unsightly clutter. Volunteers will be provided with safety vests, gloves, litter grabbers and trash bags.
Plan to clean your bus stop at least once a month. Pick up and dispose of all litter at your stop according to safety guidelines. Please recycle as much waste as possible. If a trash bin at your stop is overfilled, report it to 560-4197, ext. 21260 and pick up the litter around it.
Never clean graffiti yourself. To report graffiti, call Durham One Call at 560-1200. To report damages to bus stop signs, benches or shelters, call Durham One Call at 560-1200.