By providing litter removal, graffiti abatement, pressure washing, sweeping, weeding, recycling, gum removal and other cleaning services consistently throughout downtown, we show how much we care about our city.
DID’s services are meant to supplement and enhance, but not replace, those performed by private properties and the City of Minneapolis, thus creating a consistent experience throughout a 120+ blocks of Downtown.
From removing snow on Nicollet, maintaining public art and infrastructure to keeping irrigation systems working, we're doing the extra things that keep downtown humming along and welcoming to all who work, shop, live or visit here.
In 2011 DID launched the first outdoor recycling program in Mpls with a 20 can pilot on Nicollet. In 2012 the program expanded to 100 cans and from there it has continued to grow throughout the district.
As we continue to evolve our services we stay mindful of sustainability, in 2019 DID began a new program to recycle cigarette butts. With the help of grant funding DID plans to expand the number of urns to divert litter from planting beds, sidewalks and the Mississippi River.