Neighborhood Tools

You can help to influence your block with these neighborhood tools.

Tree lined streets and a litter-free neighborhood benefit everyone. It empowers your community, boosts the economy, increases health and safety, protects the environment, and attracts visitors.

Adopt a Sidewalk Trash Receptacle

At no cost to you, trash receptacles for the sidewalk are now available for you to adopt. If you choose to adopt a can, all we ask is that you empty it once a week or more and place the bag(s) out with your own trash.

Supply is limited, if you are interested or have questions about the program, please contact Lancaster City Alliance at or 717.394.0783.


Lancaster City Alliance invites residents and businesses to participate in the City’s AdoptIt! Program, encouraging the adoption of blocks for a cleaner community. Tidying up litter around your home or business contributes to a more appealing environment. By working together, we can enhance the overall quality of life in the City. Participation in AdoptIt! is free, and the City provides a street sign, trash bags, and work gloves. You have the flexibility to set your own clean-up schedule, with a minimum requirement of four clean-ups per year.

To adopt a block you can contact the Lancaster City Alliance at or 717.394.0783.

Trees for Your Street

Trees are an important part of the continued growth of Lancaster City. The National Arbor Day Foundation reports that neighborhoods are enhanced by the simple act of planting trees. Studies have shown that street trees stimulate healthy development, promote walkability, attract shoppers in commercial districts, and result in apartments being rented more quickly. Trees also reduce air conditioning costs, lessen pollution, muffle noise, increase property values, and absorb storm water.

Find out more, contact the Lancaster City Alliance at or 717.394.0783.

Fix It! Lancaster

Fix It! Lancaster is your connection to the City of Lancaster government for non-emergency service requests and more. Use this website or app to report concerns, receive status updates, and track resolutions. You can also learn about our city and get information on current projects.

To download the app and to learn more, please visit the FixIt! Lancaster webpgae here