Click to Home
Go To Search
Tug of War in a Park
San Jose Home
Anti-Graffiti / Litter
Graffiti CleanupThe City of San Jose’s Anti Graffiti and Litter Program are Programs that offer assistance to the residents of San Jose. Our Mission is to further beautify our city by preventing and removing graffiti through community involvement, eradication and enforcement. The community involvement component offers volunteers and local businesses with opportunities to learn more about the issues and the opportunity to engage in eradication of graffiti and litter.

Eradication is primarily accomplished by Graffiti Protective Services, a private contractor hired by the City to eradicate the graffiti. We also rely heavily upon our volunteer base to help clean up the graffiti/ litter. One can report graffiti or litter for abatement by downloading the APP, San Jose Clean, to generate a work order or you can call the hotline number at 1-866-249-0543 or send an e-mail to for graffiti clean up.

Offices are located at 1661 Senter Road
, Building G.
San Jose Ca 95112
Volunteers must call for an appointment to pick up supplies.
Supplies can be picked up Monday- Thursday: 8am- 3pm. Friday: 8am- Noon.
Main office phone number: (408) 975-7233.

Current volunteers, log-in here to report hours

The Anti Graffiti Program recruits volunteers to assist with litter abatement. We provide the Anti Litter Kit that contains a litter stick, pair of gloves, garbage bags, and litter stickers for garbage bag pick up. If you would like to volunteer or if you have any questions contact (408) 975-7229.

Anti Graffiti Volunteer Opportunities

The Anti Graffiti Program recruits new volunteers to assist with graffiti abatement. We provide possible clean up locations or you can adopt your own neighborhood. The Anti Graffiti Kit contains safety gear, chemical gloves, safety glasses, and 8 oz bottle of solvent, sponge, and rags. If you need to learn more information regarding the Program please call the Anti Graffiti Program Office at (408) 975-7233.

Shed Program for Service Groups

The Shed Program is in place to offer large service groups with the volunteer opportunities to assist in either graffiti or litter abatement. Materials offer are anti graffiti and litter clean up materials for entire group members. Staff will also provide training and can identify appropriate clean up area/s for service groups. If you have questions or like to sign up for the Shed Program call the Anti Graffiti Program Main Office at (408) 975-7233.

Graffiti Eradication

The City of San Jose is under contract with Graffiti Protective Services (GPC) a private company hired to do graffiti abatement. One can report graffiti by downloading and utilizing the San Jose Clean APP, by e-mail to or by calling the 24 hour hotline # 1-866-249-0543.

Anti Graffiti and Litter Program Presentations

Anti Graffiti and Litter Program staff provides awareness presentation’s that includes discussion on litter and graffiti, services and resources offer by the Anti Graffiti and Litter Program, and awareness on the negative effects to the community. Presentation also includes information on possible consequences of doing graffiti, an overview of the graffiti restitution program and a description of the law enforcement and Anti Graffiti and Litter Program efforts to suppress the issues.

Graffiti Abatement Partners :
AT&T, Amtrak, CalTrain, CalTrans, CBS Billboard, Clear Channel Billboard, County of Santa Clara, Department of Transportation, Environmental Services Department, Juvenile Probation, PG&E, SCVWD, SJPD, Sheriff’s Dept., USPS, and VTA.