Asheville City Council allocates funds for downtown cleanliness

Workers cleaning downtown sidewalk
Cleaning downtown sidewalks is one of the services WNC Landscaping provides to the City under the contract.


Keeping our downtown clean enhances it for everyone. During their Oct. 22 meeting, Asheville City Council approved a contract for WNC Landscaping to focus on Central Business District cleanliness.

Specifically, the contractor will:

  •         Pressure wash City-owned downtown sidewalks;
  •         Keep those sidewalks clear of weeds;
  •         Remove loose litter and debris from City-owned sidewalks; and
  •         Clean City-owned garbage and recycle cans.

“This work is essential to keep the city clean and healthy in our Central Business District for our residents, merchants and visitors,” said Public Works Director Greg Shuler.

In 2018, WNC Landscaping was awarded a contract to focus on downtown cleanliness and Council action Tuesday extended their contract. Council authorized the downtown cleaning contract renewal for $260,132. This action aligns with the 2036 City Council Vision of a well-planned and livable community.

Meghan Rogers, executive director of the Asheville Downtown Association, welcomed the contract extension.

“Our members consistently identify cleanliness as a top priority,” Rogers said. “We’ve been pleased with the progress and responsiveness of WNC Landscaping, and hope the City will continue to invest resources in keeping downtown clean for locals and visitors.”  

Our downtown is a high-use area and the City is working to keep it clean for our residents, business owners and visitors alike.