Graffiti Vandalism Prevention
Keep it Clean
Broken fences, graffiti vandalism, parking lot litter, overgrown landscapes and poor lighting invite delinquent behaviour. Keeping your property clean and maintained has a positive effect on the community and assists in deterring helps deter graffiti vandalism.
Remove It Fast
By eliminating graffiti vandalism quickly, property owners show they care about their community’s image and security. Also, the faster you remove it, the less likely it is that taggers will return. Learn about Capital City Clean Up’s Professional Cleaning Program for graffiti.
Control Access and Security to your Building
There are several ways to protect property from graffiti and more extreme acts of vandalism:
- Enhanced Lighting
Improving lighting outside the building serves as a natural form of surveillance.
- Restricted Access
Planting shrubs and vines against a building, can restrict access to a potential graffiti wall.
Fences, controlled entrances and exits, rails and other barriers discourage unwanted foot traffic.
- Controlled Roof Access
Limit roof access can be limited by moving dumpsters away from adjoining walls. Covering drain pipes and ladders can prevent vandals from scaling up them.
- Improved Site Security
Stepping up security by installing a surveillance camera, security system or establishing a block patrol in your neighbourhood can reduce the incidents of graffiti vandalism and improve overall safety within your community.
- Commissioned Murals
Murals put up with your permission on a large, blank wall add visual interest to your building and community. More importantly they discourage taggers, who tend to stay away from other forms of art. For more information, see Capital City Clean Up’s Giants of Edmonton Mural Program or their Community Mural Matching Grants.
For more information:
Graffiti Management Program
City of Edmonton
2nd Fl, 10835 – 120 Street
Edmonton, AB T5H 3P9
If you need high quality images of any of our posters, contact our office.
For Capital City Clean Up graffiti program inquiries, call 780-442-5302
To report litter, graffiti vandalism or discarded needles dial 311 (or 780-442-5311)