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    • Nic Esposito as Ric Resposito in the city's new video,

City fights filthy streets with viral video

Nic Esposito, head of Mayor Jim Kenney’s  Zero Waste and Litter cabinet, isn't shy about the amount of work it will take to de-trashify Philadelphia's notoriously filthy streets. “This is a…

    • Ontario and C streets is rated a “3” on Philadelphia’s Litter Index. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)
Eyes on the Street

Why street sweeping alone won't solve Philly's litter problem

By Nic Esposito Even though my neighbors and I pick up trash out front of our houses every day, and we've turned a total of 12 vacant lots on our block into…

    • Litter and illegal dumping household trash.

Council supports city’s zero waste goal, but would like it sooner

Philadelphia has set a goal to become a Zero Waste city by 2035. Throughout 2017, PlanPhilly will report on ways the city is working toward that goal by looking at the…

    • No trash dumping

Would requiring waste management plans curb illegal dumping?

On Monday, City Council’s Committee on Licenses & Inspections will consider a bill that would require any building project over $10,000 to submit a detailed waste collection plan to the city.…

    • Tires dumped illegally, photo sent to Philly311 in January 2017.

As reports of illegal dumping rise, can Philly bring new solutions to this old problem?

It’s Saturday morning and a group of volunteers is gathered around a vacant lot next to the train tracks at Erie Avenue in Tioga. There’s trash piled everywhere: tires, abandoned pieces…

    • Community College of Philadelphia

June 8: Bass says Kenney has the soda votes | Community College housing development | Shaming the dumpers

Councilwoman Cindy Bass says Jim Kenney has the votes to pass a soda tax, likely at a rate of 1.5 cents per ounce, report Tricia Nadolny and Julia Terruso. Bass had…

    • A pile of trash and parked vehicles on the former Helen Street basketball court
Eyes on the Street

Don't Trash Philly

Can Philly clean up it's act? The Next Great City Coalition argues that it's time for Philly to get serious about curbing our trash issues, from illegal dumping to mindless littering.…

    • Stormy sunset skyline, July 2, 2014
Eyes on the Street

July 3: SEPTA's late buses | Undercover to curb illegal dumping | Cigarette tax passes PA House | DRPA hires crisis communications pro | Chief Data Officer, Tim Wisniewski

Hot. Rain. (Again.) Arthur has been upgraded to a hurricane and will be swinging past us in one form or another. That could mean rain on our parade. For now, your…

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