The Cleanstreet litter removal van.

Cleanstreet

cleanstreetCleanstreet is an neighborhood beautification business offering professional grade litter removal, snow removal, power washing and landscaping services.

Providing on-the-job training, mentor-ship, and supportive services for Breaking Ground’s Teaching Factory graduates and Chicago community residents, Cleanstreet transforms lives and communities while creating quality job opportunities. Our employees are individuals who are typically excluded from the workforce due to limited educational opportunities, criminal records and recent incarceration.

Litter Removal

Cleanstreet sweeps up all trash, cigarette butts, broken glass, etc. and separates recyclables. We include Waste Receptacle Service in our Litter Removal Services and can empty Big Bellies too!

Cleanstreet sweeps up all trash, cigarette butts, broken glass, etc. and separates recyclables. We include Waste Receptacle Service in our Litter Removal Services and can empty Big Bellies too!

Since 2006, Cleanstreet’s team has provided comprehensive litter removal, and special event cleaning which includes:

  • Sweeping and collecting litter
  • Including:
    • Loose litter pick-up including cigarette butts
    • Sidewalk sweeping
    • Banner and sign removal
    • Special-event cleaning—festivals, parades, etc.
  • Emptying garbage cans and placing new liners
  • Including:
    • Big Belly solar trash can emptying
    • City of Chicago trash can emptying
  • Placing all filled trash bags at designated pickup points
  • Cleaning, weeding and maintaining public gardens and sidewalks
  • Crew Leaders on every team at all job sites to ensure efficiency, coordination, and client satisfaction
  • Evaluations and quarterly reports to the Chambers of Commerce

Snow Removal and De-icer Application

Cleanstreet uses an ATV with a plow to clear most of the sidewalks ASAP! We clear the bus stops and sidewalks.

Cleanstreet uses an ATV with a plow to clear most of the sidewalks ASAP! We clear the bus stops, sidewalks, a path from each business door into the street for our customers and more.

Safety and ease of use can be enhanced by removal of snow and ice from walkways, parking lots, drive ways and intersections in winter. We provide snow removal and de-icing application for public sidewalks, commercial districts (strip malls) and residential areas.

  • Seasonal and per-occurrence contracts
  • Crews dispatched early in the morning to have sidewalks clean before business hours and available 24/7.
  • Dedicated staff, de-icer spreaders, and plowing equipment for each route
  • Environmentally friendly de-icing application

Power Washing

Cleanstreet cleans sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other concrete surfaces.

Cleanstreet cleans sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, and other concrete surfaces.

Cleanstreet’s team is experienced in power washing commercial district surfaces.  The equipment used to perform this work is a commercial grade, trailer-mounted system . Sidewalks are renewed in an environmentally friendly manor making business districts clean and inviting.

Watch our staff remove ground-in sidewalk gum:

  • Sidewalk, driveway, parking lot, and other concrete surface cleaning
  • Removal of unsightly gum, ice cream, tar, and other hard-to-remove dirt-gathering materials
  • 3,500 psi, 5.6 gpm, high temperature, mobile power washing system
  • Biodegradable non-caustic cleaner for tough spots
  • Surface cleaner wand for even cleaning
  • High-pressure wand for spot cleaning

Landscaping

Weeds in sidewalk cracks and pavers in Andersonville have been removed by Cleanstreet without chemicals or gas powered machines.

Weeds in sidewalk cracks and pavers in Andersonville have been removed by Cleanstreet without chemicals or gas powered machines.

The beauty, and cleanliness can be greatly enhanced by the removal of unsightly weeds from sidewalks and tree grates. Cleanstreet landscaping crews can restore and maintain the  aesthetic qualities of commercial districts and strip malls through:

  • Weed removal (sidewalk cracks and tree grates)
  • Tree trimming
  • Potted plants and flowers
  • Flower bed maintenance
  • Tree grate maintenance
  • We have a professional horticulturalist on staff

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Our Team

Antwan Candler
General Manager
M: 773-599-1370
acandler@cleanstreet.org

T.J. Hnilica
Advisor to the GM
C: 708-937-2010
tj@cleanstreet.org

Learn More

If you are a business or individual interested in contracting with Cleanstreet, email Antwan at acandler@cleanstreet.org.

Those interested in employment need to enroll in the APL Teaching Factory to become eligible for Cleanstreet employment. Call 773-456-8900 for information on how to enroll.

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