TLCBD Clean Team Stats for December 2017

In this photo, TLCBD removes graffiti from a construction barricade.

In this photo, TLCBD removes graffiti from a construction barricade.


The property owners of 479-499 Ellis Street provided paint and the TLCBD graffiti release form allowing TLCBD to remove graffiti from the property after it occurs. Property owners, be proactive like 479 Ellis and help us keep the Tenderloin clean. Failure to remove graffiti from your building can result in a fine.

In the month of December, Clean Team responded to 65 hotline calls. Call the Clean Team at 415-385-5490. Or send us a clean request online.

In December 2017, Clean Team:

·    Properly disposed of 1579 syringes

·    Removed 682 stickers/graffiti from public surfaces

·    Properly disposed of and sanitized for 134 instances of human/animal waste

·    Responded to 69 instances of illegal dumping

·    Collected 851 bags of trash 28,525 totaling lbs.

·    Power washed 248 block faces over the course of 480 hours

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?

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.

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