Street Cleansing & Power Washing

The BID’s enhanced street and pavement cleansing programme builds on the ongoing baseline cleansing efforts provided by the local authority and includes routine deep cleaning such as heavy-duty pavement jet wash, gum, flyposting and graffiti removal.  

Street Cleaning 1

The service runs seven days a week and uses two York BID-branded caddy vans equipped with enhanced power-washing functions. Daytime services focus on maintaining the pavements and streets particularly surrounding bin areas, bus shelters and street furniture; evening services provide a deep steam-cleansing to the streets and gum and grime removal to stone pavements. During the last year the team covered nearly 60,000 sq/m of streets in the BID area removing circa 300,000 piece of chewing gum.


The enhanced street cleaning service was launched in November 2016 and operates all year round. It supports the BID’s goal of improving the appearance and environment in York City Centre and are part of its commitment to enhancing the city’s inviting atmosphere.

Deep Clean for 2018

We have launched our most comprehensive deep cleansing programme yet for 2018. Stage 1 of the plan runs from March 19-June 15 when our team will be making York's city centre streets sparkle. You can read more details about this HERE. Stage 2 will start later in the year once we’ve had a chance to monitor progress.


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