The Honolulu Cleanups will be a full-time, 24-hour operation, with an annual budget of $5 million, a city spokesman said Wednesday.
It is the largest urban cleanup effort in the world.
The city has already spent more than $10 million and a city contractor spent $2.5 million on the project.
The project is also being billed as the largest single-site effort in U.S. history.
The Cleanups are expected to be completed by mid-September, with about 50,000 volunteers and residents working to clean and restore public spaces and properties.
The work will involve thousands of workers, who will spend more than a month cleaning up trash, debris, mold and other debris.
The first phase of the Cleanups is scheduled to finish by March 2019.
Housing, utilities and other services are expected in the cleanups area, which includes a stretch of I-5 that runs north to north from Ala Moana Boulevard to the South Beach and south to south from I-40.
There are also more than 1,600 businesses and businesses with permits in the cleanup areas.
Housing and utilities are expected by the end of 2018.