In response to the increasing challenges of street activity and litter faced by businesses within the district, HxBIA provides and contracts with two organizations to provide cleaning and safety services including the following: Performing micro-cleaning services on sidewalks and in other public spaces, Removal of graffiti Collecting and reporting discarded needles found on the downtown streets, Pressure washing public sidewalks and public spaces.
MP (Mission Possible) This service, free to members, gives you the ability to request support for removal of litter and drug paraphernalia from your storefront and alley space and graffiti removal on an as-needed basis.
For example, you get into work in the morning and discover that drug debris has been left in your entryway, or perhaps someone leaves a pile of litter along your storefront during the day - call the MP Neighbours Clean Team.
HxBIA’s MP Neighbour teams will respond directly and quickly to businesses as needs arise. Simply email SERVICE@HXBIA.COM or call either the BIA office at 604.789.2186 or MP Neighbours at 604.253.4469 Ext. 152 to arrange for assistance.
This service is available Monday – Friday, 9AM to 3:30PM. or contact us at email@example.com if you need assistance MP Neighbours service. MP Neighbour teams will remain available to members through our regular patrols and on an on-call basis to respond to de-escalation or safety concerns. Read more here about MP Neighbours United We Can Lane Cleaning
Hxbia has been contracting with United We Can in cleaning up the alleys to keep our neighbourhood tidy and clean. The result has been very encouraging. The lane cleaning program provides daily laneway micro-cleaning and 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 at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need assistance
The City of Vancouver through Coast Mental Health Transitional Employment Program (TEP) & Coast On-Site Solutions provides Weekly Micro Cleaning within the BIA as per the following schedule.
We Invite and encourage you to us the DTES Vancouver Buiness Directory to Find Business in Hxbia and throughout the DTES
We acknowledge that we conduct our business on the unceded traditional territories of the Coast Salish peoples including the skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), and səl̓ilwətaɁɬ (Tsleil-Waututh). We extend thanks, honour, and respect to our hosts.