Downtown is one of the cleanest neighborhoods in New Orleans thanks to the DDD Clean Team. Clean Teams use traditional pans and brooms, as well as automated vacuum machines, for litter abatement, while pressure-washing trucks spray the sidewalks for a deeper cleaning. A dedicated graffiti team removes graffiti from public spaces, and crews also paint trash cans and light poles when necessary. We go the extra mile to make sure that Downtown New Orleans is clean, fresh and comfortable for the residents who live and work here.
Below is a full list of the DDD cleaning & beautification services:
- Litter Abatement
- Sidewalk Pressure Washing
- Graffiti on Public Property
- Gum Spot Removal
- Sidewalk Weed control
- Pressure wash public trash receptacles
- Special event cleanup
- Tree pruning & maintenance
- Tree replacement
- Landscaping: City Hall, Canal St., Diamond St., Downtown Gateways
- Asset purchases : Public trash receptacles; wayfinding signage
For more information on the DDD’s cleaning programs or to report an issue, email the The Clean Team.
Whose Job Is It Anyway?
DDD Street Banner Program
The Downtown Development District implemented the banner program to beautify Downtown, while highlighting major events occurring Downtown. According to recent data, Downtown’s day time population is over 120,000 people. Major conventions, trade shows, championship sporting events and festivals draw 8.3 million annual visitors.
Banners currently grace poles on Canal Street, Poydras Street, Convention Center Boulevard, Loyola Avenue, as well as areas of the Arts District and the Medical District.
The cost to install banners range from $9-$12 per pole depending on the number of banners installed. Non-profits are eligible for a discounted rate. The cost of banner fabrication is to be negotiated between the fabricator and the sponsor.
Banner Construction and Installation
The DDD requires that all banners be constructed, installed and removed by the DDD’s Approved Contractors.
The complete guidelines and application are available for download here.
DDD Sidewalk Enhancement Program
The Downtown Development District implemented the Sidewalk Enhancement Program to assist property owners in improving the quality of sidewalks in front of their properties.
The DDD will match up to 50% of the cost of sidewalks conditional on the number of applications and budget allocation for each year.
Process & Requirements
In order to be eligible to receive a grant, the DDD requires that a completed application and permits from the Department of Public Works be received and approved prior to the commencement of any work.
For the complete guidelines and application download it here.
DDD Graffiti Removal Program
In the interest of public cleanliness and safety, the DDD has enacted a Graffiti Removal Program to combat graffiti on public and private property. Click on the links below to learn more about out two programs.
Sidewalk Litter Ordinance
Clean sidewalks are essential to maintaining a safe environment where people want to live, work, and visit. With that in mind, we send out DDD maintenance crews every day to hit the streets and keep Downtown looking its best. They work 24/7, providing enhanced services such as litter removal, pressure washing, graffiti removal and other cleaning services as needed.
We invite our Downtown constituents to assist and partner with us in our cleaning efforts by adhering to sidewalk litter ordinances. You can also help us by discouraging delivery trucks and others from driving over and/or parking on our sidewalks. We look forward to working together to ensure that Downtown is the cleanest and safest place in New Orleans.
Click here to link to the City of New Orleans Department of Sanitation and learn more about curbside trash collection.