Whippet Wipeout Campaign

Mission Statement 

The Southwest Detroit Whippet WipeOut Campaign Coalition’s mission is to reduce whippet (Nitrous Oxide) abuse and littering within the 48209 and 48210 Zip Codes through community-based intervention methods.



The Whippet Wipeout Campaign will do this by establishing collaborative workgroups focused on:


  • Identifying the sources of procurement

  • Building community awareness of health and safety issues regarding nitrous oxide abuse

  • Providing access to nitrous oxide abuse health education information

  • Supporting community-wide collection and responsible disposal of nitrous oxide containers at identified sites

The Coalition will provide a framework for other neighborhoods and communities to conduct their own clean-up initiatives by sharing resources and best practices developed by the coalition’s workgroups to ensure equitable steps are taken to reduce nitrous oxide abuse within communities. The Coalition will continue to raise awareness of the public health, safety, and environmental hazards of nitrous oxide in partnership with our Southwest Detroit community.

Looking to get involved? Please contact Brandi Watts at brandiw@southwestdetroit.com.

What To Look For

For parents and residents, it’s important to be on the lookout for whippet containers all over the streets and parks, as well as paraphernalia that may be a sign someone you love is using. 

Help Clean Up the Community

Collected Whippet containers can be disposed of at the marked receptacles at Cadillac Urban Gardens located at 4601 Merritt Street, Detroit, MI 48209, or at DPD’s 4th Precinct located at 4700 W Fort Street, Detroit, MI 48209.

Community Partners

Ideal Group


Detroit Police Department

Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision

Marathon Petroleum Refinery – Detroit

Detroit Fire Department

Southwest Detroit Business Association 

Clark Park Coalition


City of Detroit

Detroit Hispanic Development Corporation

Candle, Inc./Reality Tour

City of Detroit Councilmember Raquel Casteñeda-Lopez

Michigan State Senator Stephanie Chang

Urban Neighborhood Initiative

Ferrous Processing, Inc. 

Detroit Cristo Rey High School

Congress of Communities

Southwest Detroit Community Justice Center

Bridging Communities

Join the Coalition 

Learn about how you can help fight against this community health issue. 

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