About This Series

Participate

Individually

All it takes is 15 minutes a week to keep your community clean all year long. Pledge to spend 15 minutes by yourself, or with a team, cleaning up problem areas you see. Clean-up spaces around your home or place of business, or contact the Downtown Spokane office to coordinate a team clean-up and receive supplies and assistance.

If you’re competitive, snap a photo of your efforts, tag @downtownspokane on any social media platform with the hashtag #SpringClean2019.

Enter to win morning doughnuts and coffee for your team by submitting below. Courtesy of Downtown Spokane and Republic Services.

Enter

Daily areas of emphasis:

  • Monday: Sidewalks
  • Tuesday: Graffiti and parking lots
  • Wednesday: Alleyways
  • Thursday: Planter and tree beds
  • Friday Spiff the Block: Downtown is throwing a mini Block Party to help clean-up areas that need some love. Register to participate on Volunteer Spokane, as part of Spokane Gives Month.

If you are planning a daily clean-up with a team, make it count by registering your volunteer hours on Volunteer Spokane.

Volunteer

As a business

As a business make the pledge to reduce the amount waste, litter and energy use you create. During Spring Clean Week implement one, or several, of the suggestions below and make a big difference a little bit at a time.

  • The number one item of litter is food waste. Offer a deal for diners who bring in their own mugs or re-usable containers for to-go beverages.
  • Establish smoking areas with appropriate ash receptacles for employees and customers.
  • Encourage customers to bring their own bag, sell re-usable cloth bags or only use bags for large and bulky items.
  • Plant and maintain flowers along a curb or sidewalk. People litter less where areas have been beautified.
  • Open garbage cans will get rummaged through. Invest in a locking dumpster or a gated area to dispose of trash. Work with neighboring properties to collaborate on the best place for trash to go.
    Install motion sensor lights in alley to reduce energy use and create safe, well-lit spaces.

Clean and safe

The downtown Clean Team encourages participants to dispose of materials safely.

Please do not reach into bushes or other areas which may contain potentially harmful items such as drug paraphernalia, needles, broken glass, etc. Use gloves at all times, do not pick anything up with your bare hands. Stay away from biological waste. If you encounter any of the preceding call the Clean Team at 509.624.9111. Report graffiti to the City of Spokane by calling 3-1-1.

Follow all traffic signs and signals when crossing streets. If you are working on a sidewalk please wear a reflective safety vest. Please do not make any attempt at waking people up who may be in your way.

Spring Clean Week is presented by Republic Services

Republic Services, Inc. was incorporated in 1996 with a “can do” spirit, driving its dramatic growth and acquisitions through the years, welcoming other organizations that share its values and fiduciary discipline. Today, Republic Services, Inc. is the second largest provider of services in the domestic non-hazardous solid waste industry. Republic Services provides non-hazardous solid waste and recycling services for commercial, industrial, municipal and residential customers.

Past Events

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    Downtown Spokane Annual Meeting

    You're invited to join us in celebrating downtown's reimagination on Thursday, February 28, 2019 at the Centennial Hotel.

    Learn what urban centers are doing to revitalize and reimagine the purpose of the urban space. Specifically how are we capitalizing on - and reflecting - the personality of the community around us. Addressing the question, “How can Spokane’s downtown become a unique city center and destination for business, residents and visitors?”

    With Keynote Speaker Kate Joncas

    A proven expert in the fields of strategic planning, downtown development and public/private partnership strategies, Joncas brings her expertise to clients who need to solve complicated urban development problems.

    For 20 years Joncas served as the CEO of the Downtown Seattle Association, guiding one of the most successful revitalization projects in the country, creating a vibrant downtown Seattle with robust retail, transportation and jobs, thousands of residents, and a growing, diverse economy. Prior to that she assisted dozens of communities through the design and implementation of successful downtown revitalization strategies at the National Main Street Center and the Oregon Downtown Development Association.

    As Seattle Deputy Mayor from 2014 - 2017, Joncas managed City operations, led complex intergovernmental projects – including major waterfront redevelopment and Convention Center expansion – and developed a nationally recognized government performance initiative.

    Presenting

    Major

    Partner


    Contributing

    The Davenport Hotel Collection
    Kiemle Hagood
    Spokane Symphony
    Spokane Transit Authority

    Media Partner

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    Food Truck Fridays

    Bigger and better! Downtown Spokane is shutting down Wall Street every Friday for May, June, July, and August to bring you Food Truck Fridays!

    This year with a wider variety of trucks, take a break from your day for great food, entertainment and company.

    Appearances by: Compass Breakfast Wagon * Crate * D. Lish’s * King of Tacos * Mac Daddy’s * Mangia * Meat BBQ * Mixed Plate * One Night Stand BBQ * Skewers * Tacos Camargo * Toby’s BBQ

    For a weekly schedule of trucks visit http://greaterspokanefoodtrucks.com/events/.

     

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    Food Truck Fridays

    Bigger and better! Downtown Spokane is shutting down Wall Street every Friday for May, June, July, and August to bring you Food Truck Fridays!

    This year with a wider variety of trucks, take a break from your day for great food, entertainment and company.

    Appearances by: Compass Breakfast Wagon * Crate * D. Lish’s * King of Tacos * Mac Daddy’s * Mangia * Meat BBQ * Mixed Plate * One Night Stand BBQ * Skewers * Tacos Camargo * Toby’s BBQ

    For a weekly schedule of trucks visit http://greaterspokanefoodtrucks.com/events/.

     

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    Food Truck Fridays

    Bigger and better! Downtown Spokane is shutting down Wall Street every Friday for May, June, July, and August to bring you Food Truck Fridays!

    This year with a wider variety of trucks, take a break from your day for great food, entertainment and company.

    Appearances by: Compass Breakfast Wagon * Crate * D. Lish’s * King of Tacos * Mac Daddy’s * Mangia * Meat BBQ * Mixed Plate * One Night Stand BBQ * Skewers * Tacos Camargo * Toby’s BBQ

    For a weekly schedule of trucks visit http://greaterspokanefoodtrucks.com/events/.

     

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.

  • Wednesday, May 22 / 10:03am

    First Friday

    Enjoy an evening of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography and other visual art. Take in diverse live performances, including music, dance and theatre and don't forget the exceptional shopping and dining downtown has to offer.