Clean Team

IMG_8269_resizedThe Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership Clean Team is well-traveled in its efforts to keep Downtown clean. With their signature yellow uniforms, our team members walk a combined 12,000 miles annually, removing trash from the sidewalks, emptying and cleaning trash cans and cigarette receptacles, removing graffiti and handbills, and power-washing sidewalks and alleyways.

Last year alone, they helped remove over 1.12 million pounds of trash from Downtown streets. They work seven days a week all year long beautifying Downtown and complementing the work of Pittsburgh’s Department of Public Works.

We are also enthusiastic about a new partnership that began in 2017 with Renewal Inc., a local workforce development program that assists men coming out of the criminal justice system. We piloted a six-month program hiring their participants to provide power-washing services to Downtown sidewalks and alleyways.

2017 stats:

  • 1.12 millions pounds of trash removed
  • 120 new cigarette urns installed
  • 3,103 volunteers welcomed
  • 2,500 panhandling interventions undertaken
  • 1,545 pounds of cigarette butts recycled
  • 11,358 volunteer hours completed


Additional information

  • City of Pittsburgh Ordinances: click here to learn the rules about trash removal, snow and ice removal, posting signs, and more.
  • For more information about picking up litter in your neighborhood, visit

Downtown Made Easy Guide

Downtown Shopping Guide

State of Downtown Pittsburgh Report

Downtown Map

© 2019 Pittsburgh Downtown Partnership. All Rights Reserved. | Terms Of Use | Privacy Policy