for cities & nonprofits


1. We need CleanApp insights but can't afford it, so?

if you're a city, school, park steward or research institute that genuinely can't afford it, we'll gladly give you access to our top-tier insights, at a substantial discount. 

but if a reasonable person thinks you can afford our subscription, we'll politely ask you to pay. regardless of your formal legal status.

example: if you're Port Authority of New York & The Jersey, your IT budget is in the hundreds of millions of dollars. yes, you're nominally nonprofit. but we know you can afford a subscription and that CleanApp gives you far more value than your subscription cost. same for Stanford University, etc.

2. How is CleanApp different from other waste/hazard mapping apps?

we keep it simple. we're optimizing for the highest number of players. the easier and more fun it is to submit reports, the more people will do so. the more people that submit reports, the better off everyone is. 

3. Will you rank cities & neighborhoods?

yes, over time we'll deploy new ratings methodologies. but our focus is not on abstract 'cleanliness' ratings derived from, say, total number of reports. those analytics tell only a small (and, often, distorted) part of the story. we are much more interested in developing a robust 'responsiveness' methodology that measures dynamic responsiveness to ongoing batches of high-quality reports.  

4. So, rich cities/campuses become cleaner communities? And the rest?

you're underfunded, understaffed, and now you have dozens of daily CleanApp reports that give you even more work. that's no bueno; we get it. worked as janitors for many years. understand the funding and other public sector dynamics as well. on a global basis.

the way we help is by incentivizing CleanAppers to do the actual cleanup in addition to submitting complaints. you know this is an extremely tricky problem, but we're committed to solving it. can only do this with your help, though. ape together strong.

5. [insert company here] is polluting our park; what do we do about that?

among other things, CleanApp helps generate robust provenance maps that help identify actual causation chains. once we do that, you can apply the Polluter Pays Principle much easier.