Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful

The Keep Oakland Clean & Beautiful (KOCB) division of Oakland Public Works is responsible for regularly scheduled street sweeping, City-wide litter reduction, maintenance of sidewalk litter containers, keeping paved medians and City-owned lots free of overgrown vegetation, pick-up of illegal dumping on streets, graffiti removal from public property, and cleanup of homeless encampments.


Keep Oakland Clean and Beautiful (KOCB) is sometimes confused with Keep Oakland Beautiful (KOB). KOB is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create and sustain a beautiful, clean, green, and litter-free city through community engagement and volunteer action. More information about KOB is available at