Needles, Litter, Graffiti, Pressure Washing – Sidewalks & Laneways

In response to the increasing challenges of street activity and litter faced by businesses within HxBIA boundaries we have service agreements and contracts with several organizations to provide cleaning and safety services as follows

Graffiti Removal

Business in the area between Gore and Abbott.  Including parts of Gore, Abbott, East Hastings, East Cordova, Columbia, Main to Alexander.  (See map below)

Mission Possible
(Graffiti Removal Services)

Business from Abbott to Richards including parts of West Hastings, West Cordova, Cambie, Holmer, Hamilton, West Pender from Cambie to Richards.  (see map below)
Guardian Graffiti

Both services do sweeps of the neighbourhood and will remove graffiti as they see it. The most efficient way to get graffiti removed is for you, where possible, to take a picture of graffiti and send to  Include your address, business trade name, email and phone number and best time to contact you.  If you are unable to send a picture, please tell us where the graffiti is on your property.  We will then make sure the appropriate service company assist you.

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 MP (Mission Possible) Clean Team

This two person team makes two rounds per day between 8 am to 11 am and from 1 pm to 4 pm.  They collect and report discarded needles found on the downtown streets, and alleys along with pressure washing public sidewalks and public spaces.  They also provide for assistance in removal of litter in front of your property.  They also report graffiti tags, illegal dumping, abandoned vehicles, vandalism, and reporting safety issues impacting the community and BIA members to the appropriate services.

MP Clean Team at 604-253-4469 extension 152 to arrange for assistance.
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United We Can Lane Cleaning

We contract with United We Can for daily laneway micro-cleaning and this too employs individuals exclusively from the Downtown Eastside.
Daily service is provided on a rotating basis to all laneways in our BIA.  Workers are dispatched in teams to walk the laneways to collect garbage, syringes and other refuse.
Lane cleaning has improved the health and safety in the designated areas by reducing rodent infestation and fire hazards on local sidewalks, alleyways and green spaces. The program also reports any illegal dumping activities to the City of Vancouver.  

contact us directly at if you need assistance or report issues with cleaning in your laneways.


The City of Vancouver provides funding for weekly litter, refuse, and needle pickup within Hastings Crossing BIA through Coast Mental Health’s Transitional Employment Program (TEP).