Meet Our Clean Team

Meet the unsung heroes of Edinburgh city centre

Meet Our Clean Team

We have established a rapid response team with specialist equipment to deliver excellent levels of cleanliness within the BID area on a regular basis, and on demand from businesses within the area.

Essential Edinburgh’s Clean Team make a huge difference to Scotland’s capital city, going above and beyond statutory and Council services to add an extra level of care and attention. They ensure that the city centre is clean and attractive for businesses, shoppers, tourists, residents and guests.

 Report an issue

All levy-paying businesses can contact the Clean Team directly to report a cleansing issue not covered by the City of Edinburgh Council:

Monday to Sunday, 6am to 8pm – 07919 560 290

Or alternatively call us in the office on 0131 220 8580 between 9:30am and 4:30pm.

The team of five operate between 6am – 8pm, 7 days a week. Their main responsibilities include:

  • Rapid response service for urgent cleaning needs such as removal of vomit from doorways.
  • Removing litter from private land that is accessible to the public e.g. basements.
  • Co-ordinating chewing gum removal
  • Investigating ways to deal with graffiti and fly-posting in the area