811,900+ gallons of trash have been picked up since 2014
Through the Clean, Safe & Green Partnership, the city outsources downtown sidewalk cleaning services to our organization. These services include picking up litter, leaves and debris from sidewalks in a 440 block area, as well as weed eradication. We also steam clean homeless waste spots and remove handbills. We pick up an average of 250,000 gallons of trash and leaves every year. The team starts cleaning at 6 a.m., every day of the week. Sidewalk cleaning machines are used in tandem with manual cleaning.
Since 1999, over 6.2 million gallons of trash has been removed from Downtown.
The goal is to keep downtown clean, safe and green. The program is responsive to the needs of the areas, businesses and daily situations.
Clean & Safe has spent 118,000 hours of weeding, sidewalk and steam cleaning since 2014
In addition to downtown sidewalk cleaning, our organization maintains gateway beautification projects for the City, including weeding, watering and installing seasonal plants. The contractor for the beautification projects is Brightview. Their workforce fluctuates with the seasons, but consists largely of people of color.
The beautification projects include:
Flower baskets and more:
450 downtown blocks are cleaned each year