Thanks to donations made to PSCA by individuals and businesses, at the end of 2012 PSCA entered into a contract for sidewalk sweeping, litter removal and related cleaning services (not including large objects) with ABM Janitorial Services. Starting Monday, February 1, the sidewalk sweeping will begin a pilot program with a set schedule to clean the blocks east of 9th Street and north of Federal Street on specific days, every two weeks.
Although the contract is in effect, we would like to have neighbors make sure that their blocks are being cleaned. We are asking neighbors to volunteer to be PSCA’s eyes on the block where you live. We’re not asking for a major commitment of time or effort nor for you to check the entire neighborhood. We’re merely asking for residents to volunteer a few minutes to ensure that PSCA’s street cleaning contractor is cleaning your block of litter. If there is furniture or large trash items on your street, please contact 311 to have it removed, our contractor can’t remove it.
PSCA will let volunteers know in advance when their block is scheduled to be cleaned. Please check and/or send a photo to verify that the job is being done. If you are interested, please send your name, home address, phone and e-mail address to email@example.com.
NOTE: For the sweeping program to be truly effective, it is best if everyone sweeps in front of their own home once a week! Homeowners have a legal responsibility for cleaning their own sidewalk.
Sidewalk Sweeping Schedule Monday, February 1 – Friday, February 12:
Monday, February 1: Tasker Street from 9th to 6th Streets; and 7th Street from Tasker Street to Washington Ave.
Tuesday, February 2: Federal Street from 9th to 6th Streets; and 8th Street from Washington Ave. to Tasker Street.
Wednesday, February 3: Wharton Street from 9th to 6th Streets; and 6th Street from Washington Ave. to Tasker Street.
Thursday, February 4: Start small east-west streets between 9th to 6th Streets from Dickinson Street to Tasker Street.
Friday, February 5: Complete small east-west streets.
Monday, February 8: Ellsworth Street from Broad Street to 8th Street.
Tuesday, February 9: Start 13th, 12th, 11th, 10th, and 9th from Federal Street to Washington Avenue.
Wednesday, February 10: Complete 13th, 12th, 11th, 10th, and 9th from Federal Street to Washington Avenue.
Thursday, February 11: 7th Street from Tasker Street to Washington Ave.
Friday, February 12: 8th Street from Tasker Street to Washington Ave.