Clean & Safe adds new shift to cleaning schedule

Down Portland Clean & Safe, through a board vote to fund, has partnered with Central City Concern to add a shift of cleaning to our Enhanced Services District.

In late 2020 Clean & Safe deployed a new mobile cleaning truck, equipped with a power washer and other necessary tools, to begin the cleaning of the ESD at 4 a.m. This allows some of the street litter, cardboard, and other debris to be picked up before businesses open and staff begins to arrive for their day’s work. The results were impressive with just this one vehicle and the DPC&S Board approved bringing on two additional tricycle cleaners, for the same 4 a.m. -12:30 p.m. shift. These cycles and cleaners hit the streets in January and the feedback we’ve received has been nothing but positive.