Meet Joe Castagnola, TLCBD Clean Team's Operations Manager


The TLCBD Clean Team welcomes Joe Castagnola, our incoming Operations Manager to the Tenderloin. One of the things we are most enthused about is that Joe knows what it takes to do the job. He started with our service partner, Block by Block, as a street sweeper in Oakland in 2015. Over the years, through dedication and hard work, he’s grown in the company to Operations Manager position, most recently in the Castro. We’re extremely grateful and excited to have him on board with our team.

As Joe puts it, “While there are clearly a lot of challenges in the Tenderloin, one thing that stands out is the potential within our clean team members. The people who are out there cleaning the streets each day are an integral part of this program’s success. I know that we are going to continue to make even more of a difference for the community here.”

We encourage you to meet the clean team and send us your feedback to

For service, you can call or text the Clean Team Hotline anytime, 415-385-5490. You can also submit a clean request online.

Property owners or management representatives, if you have graffiti on your building we are happy to help, just submit this completed form to

FAQs about the Clean Team

Who are they?

They are former and current neighborhood residents as well as members from other communities.

What do they do?

•       Sidewalk and gutter sweeping

•       Wiping down of public fixtures

•       Deodorizing where applicable

•       Scheduled sidewalk pressure washing

•       Hot spot pressure washing

•       Graffiti and sticker removal on public infrastructure

•       Needle pickup and safe removal

When do they operate?

Mon-Sat 8am to 5pm

Sunday 9am to 5pm

Where do they operate?

Within the 29 blocks of the TLCBD boundaries, North of Market, South of O’Farrell, West of Mason and East of Larkin. Teams work along four routes to maximize coverage of every block, every day.