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Clean Team

Clean Team Services Provided

Our Clean Team works 7 days a week.

Normal winter hours of operation are from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Issues called in after 4:00 p.m. may not be able to be resolved until the following day.

Clean Team members cover the district daily: sweeping on foot, removing graffiti below 8 feet, pressure washing and removing bulky items.

Additionally Clean Team will respond to requests within the District for the following services:

  • Sidewalk and Gutter Sweeping around businesses, residences, and public areas to clear unsightly and unsanitary debris, including weeds and refuse – but please be aware that our Clean Team may NOT remove personal belongings
  • Bulky Items such as mattresses and furniture can be picked up on a limited, case by case basis
  • Trash Removal from public use trash receptacles, which will be emptied and/or kept from overflowing and wiped down as needed*
  • Surface Cleaning and/or Painting of streetscape “furniture,” including benches, newsstands, parking meters, and bike racks
  • Porter Service to remove graffiti,** stickers, and leaflets up to a height of 9 feet from the ground
  • Tree Wells and Planters in public areas will be cleaned of weeds, trash, and debris
  • Sidewalk Pressure Washing to address unsightly stains and environmental issues such as animal/human waste, using biodegradable solvents when needed
*The VB BID Clean Team does not work on sand, as beaches are under LA County jurisdiction.
** When you call in a graffiti removal request, you can supply a custom paint color or approve our application of standard colors. Standard colors include the following: White, Black, Whale Grey, Lampost Grey, Palomino Beige, Spanish Brown, Brick Red (terra cotta)Blue (recycle bin blue), and Green (park bench green).

To make a service request:
Call our dispatcher at 310-396-VBID (8243)

Anyone can request VB BID services – as described above – within the BID boundaries. For cleanup requests involving personal belongings or bulky items, please contact City of Los Angeles | 311 Services.

When services are in operation, most requests to the BID Clean Team will be handled within a 24-hour period. 

Paul responds to a BID member’s request for an early morning pressure wash.

Chrysalis – a Local Nonprofit – is Our Partner in Keeping Venice Cleaner

We’re extremely pleased to have a local nonprofit as our Clean Team services partner. They work with several other Los Angeles BIDS and provide very effective services. The impressive chart below shows the 2016 results for all 15 BIDs serviced by Chrysalis.

2016 Chrysalis Clean Services Stats

Trash Collected & Disposed Of11.6 million pounds
Graffiti Tags Removed33,281 tags
Bulk Items Hauled Away23,128 bulk items
Pressure Washing Hours8,233 hours
Business Improvement District Partnerships15 BIDs

Part of Our Venice Community

Our Venice Beach BID Clean Team personnel, which include Venice area local hires, are Chrysalis clients. They’re all working toward personal employment goals while increasing their on-the-job skills and earning a paycheck.

Decades of Local Dedication

Chrysalis started as a Downtown LA food and clothing distribution center more than three decades ago, and quickly developed into an employment-focused social service organization that expanded to the West Side in 1994. At the core of Chrysalis’ program are job-readiness classes and one-on-one support designed to improve job search skills, self-confidence, and employability. In tandem, the organization’s transitional jobs program provides opportunities for clients to work with the organization’s social enterprise.

As a Los Angeles organization focused on breaking down barriers to employment and providing transitional job opportunities, Chrysalis is deeply committed to ending cycles of recidivism, homelessness, and anything that may stand in someone’s way of attaining self-sufficiency. And because our staff and clients live, work, and play here, Chrysalis has a real stake and interest in the future of Venice Beach and the Los Angeles community.

One of three Chrysalis centers is located on Lincoln Boulevard, just minutes from Venice.

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