San Francisco is naturally one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Unfortunately, some people think it’s OK to trash it. The Giant Sweep anti-litter campaign aims to stop that behavior and build a team to keep San Francisco clean and beautiful.
In February 2012, San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee and the World Champion San Francisco Giants launched Giant Sweep, a citywide campaign that brings together local schools, residents, businesses and community groups to create a culture of clean. Check out Giant Sweep in the news.
The Giants showed us last year that winning the World Series took a team effort that went far beyond individual heroics. The same approach is needed to attack San Francisco’s litter problem and cement San Francisco’s place as a world-class city where people want to live, work, and play.
San Francisco’s litter problem by the numbers in 2012
• 23,000: Number of calls the City receives a year for items left on the streets and sidewalks
• 7,540: tons of litter picked up by mechanical street sweepers
• 7,172: tons of illegally dumped couches, mattresses and other items picked up
• 30,064: tons of garbage, recyclables and compostables dumped in the public right-of-way