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Clean Teams

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DSLBD's commercial Clean Team Program services include:

  • Removal of litter, graffiti, illegal posters and stickers, weeds, snow, and ice
  • Recycling glass, aluminum and plastic items collected from sidewalks and gutters
  • Maintenance of street trees through mulching, weeding and watering.
  • Landscaping of planters, hanging baskets and tree boxes located in service areas
  • Tracking and reporting public space defects via 311

FY 2017 DSLBD DC Commercial Clean Teams

  • 12th Street NE Clean Team
  • Adams Morgan Clean Team
  • Anacostia Clean Team
  • Barracks Row Clean Team
  • Bellevue Clean Team
  • Benning Road Clean Team
  • Bladensburg Road Clean Team
  • Congress Heights Clean Team
  • Connecticut Avenue Clean Team
  • Deanwood Heights Clean Team
  • Dupont Circle Clean Team
  • Georgia Avenue Clean Team
  • Glover Park Clean Team
  • H Street NE Clean Team
  • Kennedy Street NW Clean Team
  • Lower Georgia Avenue Clean Team
  • Minnesota Avenue Clean Team
  • Mount Vernon Triangle Clean Team
  • New York Avenue NE Clean Team
  • North Capitol Clean Team
  • Pennsylvania Avenue SE Clean Team
  • Rhode Island Avenue NE Clean Team
  • Shaw Clean Team
  • Upper Georgia Avenue Clean Team
  • Ward 1 Clean Team
  • Wisconsin Avenue Clean Team
More information on service providers, service hours, and boundaries is available in the DSLBD Clean Team Program Summary and Map attached below.

By the numbers in 2016

  • $2,527,842 of grant funding were awarded by DSLBD
  • 40.24 miles of commercial corridors cleaned by 22 teams
  • 7,712,910 pounds of trash and recyclables removed from commercial districts
  • 1,190 properties Abated of graffiti
  • 6,965 illegal posters and sticker removed
  • 5,466 street trees maintained (Source: DDOT: UFA/OCTO:GIS)

Support of Sustainable DC (SDC) goals

  • Recycling service required to support SDC Waste Goal of achieving zero waste by capturing value through recycling
  • Street tree mulching increased to support SDC Nature Goal of covering 40 percent of the District with a healthy tree canopy
  • Removal of trash and recyclables that may have entered stormwater system
  • Utilization of eco-friendly herbicides and ice melt that reduce toxic runoff to support SDC Water Goal to make all District waterways fishable and swimmable

To learn more about Sustainable DC, visit the following link: http://sustainable.dc.gov.

Service Contact: 
Lauren Adkins
Contact Email: 
Contact Phone: 
(202) 727-3900
Contact TTY: 
Contact Suite #: 
850 North
Service Location: 

441 4th Street, NW

GIS Address: 
441 4th Street, NW