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The U District is one of the busiest and fastest-growing urban centers in the region and the more-than 60,000 people who come to the U District daily depend on a well-maintained and clean urban environment. This is why UDP provides district-wide daily professional cleaning within the neighborhood BIA boundaries. With the core goal of making a clean, safe, and welcoming environment for all, the UDP oversees cleaning services carried out by a hybrid of private contractors and in-house Clean Team staff.

Services Provided

Daily Littler Removal

Keeping our sidewalks clear of litter and debris is a core priority. Each and every day, the UDP Clean Team is out in the district removing litter from the public right of way. Learn more about our geographic scope and service levels.

Daily Graffiti Removal

The UDP Clean Team places a strong emphasis on graffiti removal. Utilizing a range of methods such as chemical removal, painting over graffiti, pressure washing, and more, the Clean Team is dedicated to keeping our area free from graffiti.

If you have paint available for your building that you’d like the Clean Team to use, please reach out to Marcus Johnson at marcus@udistrictpartnership.org to coordinate. 

Pressure Washing

The UDP Clean Team routinely employs pressure washing to clean the sidewalks in the U District, aiming to eliminate various messes and grime that accumulate over time.

Biohazard Cleanup

For spills and biohazards that require an immediate response, contact us for on-call removal. We are here to help you remove drug paraphernalia, urine, and other biowaste elements that may be in the public right-of-way.

Seasonal Cleaning

UDP also responds to seasonal cleaning needs with leaf-removal in the fall and salted and shoveled sidewalks in the snow to ensure the Ave stays pedestrian friendly and businesses can keep their doors open in inclement weather.

Community Clean Up Events

It takes all of us to keep the U District clean! From taking care on a daily basis, to lending a hand on special Community Clean-Up Days. Join our newsletter to be notified of the next event.

Additional Resources

Find It, Fix It App

For items that UDP cannot address like broken public infrastructure, illegally dumped belongings or materials, graffiti, or other issues in public areas, please use the free City of Seattle Find It, Fix It Service Request Mobile App to report it. City employees and UDP team members use this app regularly to flag issues for the City to address.

Get In Touch

Need Clean Team support or have a cleaning-related issue? Contact UDP Clean & Safe Program Manager Marcus Johnson at marcus@udistrictpartnership.org with details and to dispatch the Clean Team or one of our trusted contractors.