Getting Proactive To Prevent Hep A, Plus TLCBD Clean Team Stats For September 2017

Squeek E. Klean, our clean character, is depicted on the side of one of two Clean Team pressure washer truck.

Squeek E. Klean, our clean character, is depicted on the side of one of two Clean Team pressure washer truck.


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Outbreaks of hepatitis A, which can be spread through contact with infected feces or food and other ways, have been affecting communities in San Diego and other southern California cities in 2017. Last week, Governor Brown declared a state of emergency to allow the state to increase its supply of hepatitis A vaccines, according to Mercury News.

TLCBD Clean Team is getting proactive in prevention. We've recently begun using BrutTab cleaning solution to power wash our sidewalks. BruTab, a bleach alternative disinfectant, is proven to be effective in preventing hepatitis A, which is largely affecting vulnerable communities including those experience homelessness and intravenous drug users. In September, Clean Team disposed of more than 2300 syringes and sanitized for 193 instances of human/animal waste. Taking this proactive preventative measure is not only for the protection of our community but also for our dedicated staff.

Note, in being proactive to prevent potential hepatitis A outbreaks, St. Anthony's will be vaccinations.

In the month of September, Clean Team responded to 107 hotline calls. See something posing a health or safety risk on our sidewalks? Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490.

In September 2017, Clean Team:

·    Properly disposed of 2,357 syringes

·    Removed 934 stickers/graffiti from public surfaces

·    Properly disposed of and sanitized for 193 instances of human/animal waste

·    Responded to 111 instances of illegal dumping

·    Collected 1007 bags of trash 34,975 totaling lbs.

·    Power washed 213 block faces over the course of 480 hours 

To learn more about the Clean Team and how they’re working to make the neighborhood a cleaner, safer place, check out the answers to frequently asked questions below.

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 7am 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.

How can I get service?

Use our request form or call the Clean Team Hotline 415-385-5490.

Have you noticed a difference in cleanliness on your Tenderloin sidewalks? Does it feel cleaner (we hope so), worse or the same?

To let us know what you think, contact us via online contact form, email at, or by calling the office at (415) 292-4812. Leave a message with contact information and we'll return your call.