Reaffirming her commitment to prioritizing quality-of-life issues in Council District 6, Council President Nury Martinez announced that she has expanded her unprecedented “Clean Sweep Team,” comprised of two Council District 6 fulltime staffers driving two trucks five-days-a-week, dedicated solely to removing illegal bulky items and trash in the district. 


When she launched the program in 2014 (formerly called the Strike Team), with one employee in one truck, Martinez was the first City Councilmember to create a fulltime, in-house, bulky item removal position. Today, Martinez has two fulltime staffers who pick up illegal bulky items throughout the district and facilitate pickups by the City’s Bureau of Sanitation for larger items. Sanitation is responsible for illegal and authorized bulky item pickup throughout the City and Martinez’s Clean Sweep Team supplements that work in Council District 6.


In 2021, the CD 6 Clean Sweep Team removed approximately 390 tons of trash from the district, and over the last five years, an estimated 9,000 tons of trash have been removed in Council District 6 by the City’s Bureau of Sanitation with the assistance of Martinez’ Clean Sweep Team.

“There are few issues that affect the quality-of-life of our communities more than illegal dumping and trash on our streets, and that is why from day one I have committed unprecedented staff and resources to ensure that our neighborhoods receive consistent clean up service through our Clean Sweep Team,” said Councilwoman Nury Martinez. “The hard-working families of Council District 6 deserve no less.