Clean streets, attractive open spaces, and well-maintained signs, buildings, and roads all contribute to a high quality of life. Our Public Space Maintenance (PSM) program works diligently to continually improve the appearance of our historic streets.

Clean Neighborhood

Public Space Maintenance

Twenty-three PSM employees clean and enhance more than 160 University City commercial and residential blocks, and maintain nearly 150 public trash cans throughout the district. PSM services include sidewalk sweeping— mechanically (using bio-diesel) and manually, removing stickers and posters from poles and signs, assisting with neighborhood events, and beautification projects such as clearing weeds, removing leaves and watering street trees. Crews also power wash gum stains and dirt from sidewalks. Heavily-trafficked commercial streets and areas adjacent to university campuses receive daily sweeping with pans and brooms, as well as mechanical cleaning. Other areas with a high density of rental properties are cleaned once or twice weekly, with machines. Help keep University City clean: support PSM here.

PSM operates at 4056 Powelton Avenue and works seven days a week, from 8am to 4:30pm.