Clean & Safe Streets

Central Eastside District Cleaning is here!

Through a partnership with the Portland Bureau of Transportation, The CEIC has contracted Central City Concern Clean to expand their Start program throughout the Central Eastside (the River to 12th Ave and I-84 to Powell). In addition to trash left behind from abandoned camps, crews can clean illegally dumped items, human waste, and needles, M-F 8am to 4:30pm.

A mentored six-month work experience, this program gives individuals who have been impacted by homelessness an opportunity to work and gain crucial experience and confidence to pursue employment opportunities.


CCC Clean Start crews do not move people from sites or participate in campground “sweeps.” Their mission is to help keep neighborhoods free of litter and debris, as well as to provide residents of encampments with resources to maintain a safe and hygienic environment. To request cleaning, just send a message to this dedicated email address with a description and location: CleanstartCEID@ccconcern.org

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