Clean Streets Los Angeles will put 5,000 more trashcans on LA’s streets, created a block-by-block cleanliness rating system, and deploys Clean Street Strike Teams to target abandoned waste hot spots throughout the City.
On April 23, 2015 Mayor Eric Garcetti signed Executive Directive Number 8 (ED NO. 8) launching this initiative into effect. As part of this initiative, Clean Streets LA aims at improving livability and cleanliness in the City of Los Angeles by targeting litter and debris on City streets, sidewalks and alleys.
ED NO. 8 calls for LA Sanitation (LASAN) to be the City’s lead agency responsible for implementing Clean Streets LA and sets several milestones, from increasing the trash receptacles on the sidewalks to creating street-by-street cleanliness assessments of the City.
Clean Streets Los Angeles focuses on improving the following six service metrics that are most significant to the eradication of blight caused by improperly disposed of bulky items and other wastes:
Many customers and stakeholders request service from LASAN to provide augmented bulky item collection service. These bulky item service requests involve retrieval of items that have not been scheduled via LASAN’s Customer Care Center. The items are considered abandoned solid waste that has been discarded in alleyways, streets and other public rights-of way. LASAN responds to abandoned waste removal service requests when reported to 311, 1-800-773-2489, LASAN’s Customer Care Center and Council Offices. This metric tracks the average number of days LASAN takes to complete abandoned waste removal requests, total number of service requests serviced weekly and monthly, amount of tonnage collected, and target response time.
This service request involves the removal of bulky items, loose debris and vegetation from City alleyways. The amount of service provided goes beyond the level of service of a standard bulky item crew sweep. This metric tracks the average number of days LASAN takes to complete the request, tonnage collected and total number of service requests fulfilled per week and month.
LASAN defines a “chronic area” as a geographic area or location that includes, but not limited to any street, alley, medial strip, ground, building or structure that repeatedly exhibits amounts of improperly disposed of bulky items/waste which requires frequent clean-up service. This service metric tracks the frequency of service provided by LASAN to an identified area per week and month as well as tonnage collected.
LASAN receives multiple requests to remove overgrown vegetation from both alleyways and street medians. Clean Streets crews service both types of locations. This metric tracks the average number of days LASAN takes to complete the request, tonnage collected and total number of service requests fulfilled per week and month.
LASAN is responsible for the maintenance and service of over 1,000 waste receptacles located on City streets. This service metric tracks the frequency of collection per week and month, amount of tonnage collected and the total number of service requests received for additional collections per week and month.