Downtown Spring Clean Week - April 16-20

Friday, April 20, 2018

Be a part of Spring Clean Week 2018

Spring has arrived in downtown Spokane, and the community is invited to get outside between April 16 and April 20 to help make our city center shine.

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 #SpringClean2018, and enter to win morning doughnuts and coffee for your team! Courtesy of Downtown Spokane.

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 two areas that need some love. Register to participate on Volunteer Spokane, as part of Spokane Gives Month.

Participate 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.

About Downtown Spokane

The DSP is a private, non-profit membership organization that serves as Spokane's central city advocate and service provider, dedicated to enhancing the quality and vitality of Downtown Spokane as the basis for a healthy region. The DSP accomplishes its mission through advocating for public policies, business and project development, quality planning, physical improvement projects, public safety, beautification, and marketing programs that ensure downtown's continued success. To learn more, visit


Downtown Spokane


Marketing & Programming Manager

Phone | 509.456.0580 ex 102
Fax | 509.747.3127
10 N Post Street, #400 | Spokane, WA 99201