City of Long Beach 
Public Information Office
411 W. Ocean Blvd, 
Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # 40622
City Seeks Proposals from Eligible Organizations to Administer Special Cleanup and Maintenance Services in Parks and Open Spaces
Jane Grobaty
Community Information Officer
Department of Parks, Recreation and Marine

Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach is seeking proposals from highly experienced contractors interested in serving as the administrator for the cleanup and restoration of sites affected by encampments in parks and open spaces. The City recently launched a Request for Proposals (RFP) for park and beach cleaning, litter abatement and special collections services within City Parks, open spaces and beaches. Now through April 28, 2022, at 11 a.m., eligible companies are encouraged to submit proposals through the City’s RFP Vendor Portal, PlanetBids, for consideration. 

Conducting high-quality maintenance and litter abatement across the more than 160 City parks are critical components to providing vibrant, healthy and safe parks for the Long Beach community. These efforts include the safe and respectful clean up and collection of special waste items and encampment belongings of those experiencing homelessness. 

The RFP seeks to identify qualified contractors with expertise in clean up and litter abatement in parks and open spaces, including the removal of large items, bio-hazardous and waste material, and illegally dumped items. The services will assist the City in providing safe and clean parks and open spaces. To be eligible, contractors must meet the following criteria: 

  • Experience with large clean-ups
  • Ability to respond to work assignments at 48 hours’ notice
  • Have proper operational equipment and staffing model to complete necessary work
  • Ability to discern and sort personal items from waste material
  • Ability to require participation in trauma-informed training to all staff
  • Ability to treat park patrons, people experiencing homelessness and service animals with respect.

Details related to scope areas, eligibility requirements and submission instructions are available at PlanetBids. The City also has developed an instructional video on the registration process.  

This opportunity is made possible by Long Beach Recovery Act, a plan to fund economic and public health initiatives for Long Beach residents, workers and businesses critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. A total of $4 million has been allocated support Clean City efforts throughout the City like park and public right of way cleanups, litter abatement and partnering with neighborhood associations for Economic Recovery. Additional information about the Long Beach Recovery Act is available at  

Media inquiries can be directed to Briana Jimenez, Recovery Communications Specialist, Long Beach Recovery Office, 562.570.6122 or