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Clean Teams

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

Current DSLBD Clean Teams

  1. 12th Street NE Clean Team
  2. Adams Morgan Clean Team
  3. Alabama Avenue SE Clean Team
  4. Anacostia Clean Team
  5. Barracks Row Clean Team
  6. Bellevue Clean Team
  7. Benning Road (Ward 6) Clean Team
  8. Benning Road (Ward 7) Clean Team
  9. Bladensburg Road Clean Team
  10. Congress Heights Clean Team
  11. Connecticut Avenue NW Clean Team
  12. Deanwood Heights Clean Team
  13. Dupont Circle NW Clean Team
  14. Eastern Market Clean Team
  15. Fort Lincoln NE Clean Team
  16. Georgia Avenue Clean Team
  17. Glover Park NW Clean Team
  18. H Street NE Clean Team
  19. Ivy City Clean Team
  20. Kennedy Street NW Clean Team
  21. Lower Georgia Avenue Clean Team
  22. Mid-City Clean Team
  23. Minnesota Avenue Clean Team
  24. Mount Vernon Triangle Clean Team
  25. New York Avenue NE Clean Team
  26. North Capitol Clean Team
  27. Pennsylvania Avenue SE Clean Team
  28. Rhode Island Avenue NE Clean Team
  29. Shaw Clean Team
  30. South Dakota Avenue NE Clean Team
  31. Trinidad NE Clean Team
  32. Upper 14th Street NW Clean Team
  33. Upper Bladensburg Road NE Clean Team
  34. Upper Georgia Avenue Clean Team
  35. Ward 1 Clean Team
  36. Wisconsin Avenue Clean Team
FY20 Clean Team Grantee Information
Looking for more information about how to get started with a Clean Team? View our list of current grantees to find someone to talk to about the process. 
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
Last year, the collective efforts of the Clean Teams produced the following improvements to the District’s sidewalks.
  • $4,247,321.00 of grant funding were awarded by DSLBD
  • 53.01 miles of commercial corridors cleaned by 34 teams
  • 9,974,393 pounds of trash and recyclables removed from commercial districts
  • 17,006 properties Abated of graffiti
  • 23,188 illegal posters and sticker removed
  • 372 new plants planted in service areas
  • 408 public space defects reported to 311

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 storm-water 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, click here

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