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Help #BeautifySJ! Volunteer to pick up litter in your neighborhood. Sign up here to join the thousands of volunteers who have already removed tons of trash from the City's public space. Volunteers ages 15+ can clean up their own neighborhoods, or choose from a list of locations. We provide each volunteer an Anti-Litter Kit that contains: one litter stick, one pair of gloves, one volunteer vest, two garbage bags, and two litter stickers for free garbage bag pick up. For more information, call (408) 975-7233.

Anti-Graffiti Volunteer Opportunities
The Anti-Graffiti Program recruits volunteers ages 18+ to assist with graffiti removal, beautifying San José for all residents and visitors. We provide possible cleanup locations, or you can become a long-term volunteer, by adopting your own neighborhood. Sign up here to volunteer and receive an Anti-Graffiti Kit containing safety gear, chemical gloves, safety glasses, an 8 oz bottle of solvent, a sponge, and rags. Volunteers must call for an appointment to pick up supplies. Supplies can be picked up Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and Friday, 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. For more information regarding the program, please call (408) 975-7233.

Graffiti Removal
Graffiti removal is primarily accomplished by Graffiti Protective Coatings, Inc. (GPC), a private contractor hired by the City.

The City relies on the public to report graffiti. To report graffiti:

Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter Programs Presentations
The Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter Programs staff provide awareness presentations including information on services and resources offered by the Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter Programs and the negative effects of graffiti on the community. Presentations include information on the consequences of tagging and graffiti, an overview of the graffiti restitution program and a description of law enforcement and Anti-Graffiti & Anti-Litter Programs efforts to suppress vandalism.

Offices are located at
1661 Senter Road
Building G.
San José CA 95112

My Volunteer Login

Current volunteers, log in here to report hours
Partner Agencies to Report Graffiti

  • CalTrans property
  • Code Enforcement: (issues such as abandoned properties): (408) 535-7770
  • To report illegal dumping, please call (408) 535-3500
  • Union Pacific: (888) 877-7267
  • VTA: (408) 321-5800
Online & App Reporting

Online Graffiti Reporting System

My San José Mobile Phone App