Sanitation & Recycling
SCSSD is focused on maintaining clean neighborhoods in an environmentally responsible manner. Here are some examples:
Residential Cleaning Program
The SCSSD Residential Cleaning Program started operations in August of 2005. This is the most visible and costly SCSSD program. The Residential Cleaning Team includes seven employees that visit each area of the District at least twice per week, cleaning neighborhood streets and sidewalks with the goal of zero tolerance for litter. The Cleaning Team also assists neighbors with the pick-up of tree leaves during the fall season. To maximize cleaning efficiency, SCSSD uses a system of 46 cleaning sub-districts and various cleaning methods and equipment. For most weeks, SCSSD focuses on the pick-up of District-wide large litter every Monday and Friday, supplemented by a rotation of more detailed cleaning on the midweek days of Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday.
Meet the Cleaning Team:
Dog Waste Stations
SCSSD has installed and currently maintains eleven Dog Waste Stations located along sidewalks throughout the District. The SCSSD Cleaning Team checks each station three times per week, adding small pick-up bags and changing out trash can liners as needed.
Recycling Bin Distribution
SCSSD is proud to support City recycling efforts. In July 2015, SCSSD funded a project to provide every SCSSD household with a FREE, heavy-duty, 32-gallon recycling cart with wheels and attached lid. Each green colored cart was customized with the SCSSD logo, the recycle logo, and a lid decal with the household address. The SCSSD recycling carts provide residents with a more durable alternative to help increase recycling, keep recyclables contained, and help decrease neighborhood litter.
Reusable Grocery Bags
SCSSD distributes free reusable grocery bags to residents at SCSSD Community Events, such as the Annual Document Shredding Event that promotes identity theft safety and recycling.