Safety Precautions

The City of Newark Adopt-A-Park/Stream program promotes responsible behavior. All participants are asked to keep this goal in mind when conducting cleanups. Program requirements state that the following regulations must be shared with all members. Please review and discuss this information often:

  • Precautions for Portable Meth Lab Waste
  • DON’T: Pick up litter in the street or close to the edge of the street when motor vehicles are present.
  • DON’T: Pick up litter in areas where construction or maintenance is being performed.
  • DON’T: Do anything that will distract passing drivers or other volunteers.
  • DON’T: Work during peak travel times.
  • DON’T: Participate in litter pickups while under the influence of drugs and/or alcohol.
  • DON’T: Disrupt park patrons’ use of the park.
  • DON’T: Allow children under the age of 12 to participate without adult supervision.
  • DON’T: Pick up materials that appear to be hazardous. Contact the City of Newark Parks Department (366-7000) if you have any questions.
  • DO: Stay in the park/horticulture areas, facing traffic, with your team.
  • DO: Work in small groups (no larger than eight per team), keeping children with adults at all times.
  • DO: Wear bright-colored clothing, gloves, and hard-soled shoes.
  • DO: Work only during daylight hours and in fair weather.
  • DO: Use common sense at all times.