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Clean Streets Campaign Bus Shelter Ad in SpanishClean Streets Pilot Project
The Clean Streets Pilot Project is a partnership between the City of San José, the Story Road Business Association, and the Downtown Streets Team (DST) to create a trash free zone on Story Road. The project objective is to test whether a set of best practices will engage the community in reducing the impact of litter on our streets, in our local creeks, and in the San Francisco Bay.

Businesses have been invited to participate by pledging to take action and keep the area in front and around their business clean and litter free, keep dumpster lids closed, and educate employees and customers about proper disposal of trash. Participating businesses will receive a Litter Prevention Tool Kit containing litter prevention resources and public outreach materials including a tent card for registers and a poster to display on their window.

Clean Streets Campaign Pledge Poster in VietnameseAdditional project components include:

Placement of additional
public litter cans (PLCs) along Story Road 
In September 2015, the City installed 30 PLCs along Story Road from Lucretia Avenue to White Road.

Placement of anti-litter posters in bus shelters along Story Road 
In spring 2016, posters were placed at bus shelters along Story Road and major cross streets with messaging, "Score a Clean Neighborhood! Put Litter in the Trash Can!", as well as on windows of participating businesses.

Volunteer cleanups 
City staff in conjunction with non-profit partners will engage Neighborhood Associations and local residents to participate in volunteer cleanup events to remove trash from creeks.

Daily cleanups along Story Road conducted by Downtown Streets Team (DST) members 
In July 2015, DST members began removing trash from two sections of Story Road and will continue their efforts through June 2016.

Businesses have also been invited to participate in the City's new "Adopt an Area" Program. This volunteer program encourages businesses to adopt and regularly clean problematic trash areas near their business and report issues such as graffiti and illegal dumping on public property.

For questions about the Clean Streets Pilot Project, contact the Environmental Services Department, Watershed Protection Division, at (408) 793-5300.