Clean streets, attractive open spaces, and well-maintained buildings, and roads all contribute to a high quality of life and allow the district to thrive. Our Public Space Maintenance (PSM) program works diligently to continually improve the appearance of our streets and public spaces.

Cleaning The Neighborhood

Our team of Public Space Maintenance (PSM) employees clean and enhance more than 160 University City commercial and residential blocks, and maintain 125 public trash cans throughout the district. PSM services supplement City services and include sidewalk sweeping (mechanically (using bio-diesel) and manually), assisting with neighborhood events, and beautification projects. Heavily-trafficked commercial streets and areas adjacent to university campuses receive daily sweeping with pans and brooms, as well as mechanical cleaning. Other areas with a high density of rental properties are cleaned once or twice weekly, with machines. Help keep University City clean: support PSM here.



For more information, view our Clean and Safe booklet below, or download a PDF.

Trash and Recycling Services

Learn about the City of Philadelphia's trash and recycling services.

Community Cleanup

UCD supports neighborhood clean up events.

Graffiti Removal

UCD crews remove graffiti from public spaces throughout the district.

Leaf Removal

Learn about the City of Philadelphia's leaf removal services.