For many years, Downtown Saskatoon BID has employed a Clean + Safe Team to contribute to the beautification of the Downtown District through a sidewalk, alley, and street level cleaning program. Seasonal work includes flower pot watering, sidewalk pressure washing, and clearing snow from sidewalks and pedestrian walkways.
Year round there are six team members and those numbers are augmented with summer staff from May to August. Our team wears bright orange shirts for maximum visibility and our overall goal is to maintain a clean and inviting environment for everyone!
In 2019, Clean Team members accomplished the following: removed approximately 84,000 pounds of garbage; filled 3,372 garbage bags; picked up thousands of cigarette butts; watered over 421 flower pots and many trees; removed 2,940 pieces of graffiti; picked up 1,032 sharps; removed over 1,500 larger items from alleys or sidewalks; and spent 1,287 hours on snow clearing activities.
The Clean & Safe Team works Monday to Friday 7 am to 3 pm and we have a two-person team working weekends from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. year round. In summer, team members start as early as 6 a.m.
Team members maneuver primarily on foot but we do have a utility vehicle that is used year round as well as a truck for watering flowers. In 2017, we entered into a pilot project with the City of Saskatoon and one staff member operates a micro air sweeper to help keep the district as clean as possible!
Staff members maintain the poster directories located throughout the district. Before postering, you are encouraged to refer to the City of Saskatoon The Poster Bylaw #7565 covering this activity. Posters larger than 11” x 17” will be removed as will posters that advertise an event more than 30 days in advance of it.
For more information on the team or the services they provide, email the Operations Supervisor (Jamie) at email@example.com or call 306-664-0711.