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    • The plan recommends giving away lidded recycling bins to prevent trash flying on windy days

Pathway to greener pastures: Philadelphia presents plan for a litter-free city by 2035

It may be hard to imagine, but if Philadelphia succeeds in implementing its new and comprehensive Zero Waste and Litter Plan, the city’s infamous nickname Filthadelphia may be completely obsolete in…

    • This 9-cubic yard truck needs to be tipped more often but it is small enough to maneuver the tight South Philadelphia Streets. February 13th, 2017. (Bastiaan Slabbers for NewsWorks)

Waste Not: Philadelphia's route to better recycling

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…

    • Reproduction of Vanna Venturi House by Ana Peñalba. | Photo courtesy of the artist and RAIR

Filthy Rich: Finding art and utility in the waste stream

Cheery mural-painted dumpsters, trash-themed movie nights, and excavators dressed up as reindeer for the holidays aren’t normally found at an industrial waste management facility. But that’s all typical for Revolution Recovery,…

    • Don't trash the street. Don't be a pig. | Ashley Hahn / PlanPhilly

Philadelphia aiming to achieve zero waste goal by 2035

Imagining a clean Philadelphia is hard, but Mayor Jim Kenney is trying to tackle that challenge. He wants to reduce the 2.5 million tons of waste that the city generated in…

    • Streets Department Budget Hearing (From L to R: Dep. Comm. of Sanitation Carlton Williams, Comm. Donald Carlton, Dept. Comm. of Trans. Mike Carroll, Dep. Comm. of Admin. Christopher Newman)

Council largely skips Streets Department budget hearing

City Council had few pointed questions for the Streets Department brass at yesterday’s budget hearing. Instead, two less critical questions of the same flavor dominated: How can my district get more…

    • 5th and Race

March 18: L+I responds to demolition-related collapse on bus | Sterling Act angst | Curb cut registry

At a demolition site at 5th and Race yesterday morning, part of a building wall collapsed onto a passing school bus, had just finished dropping off a group of 5th graders at…

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    • Burlando flag

May 29: Flagging issues. Term limits in burbs? A big way to recycle

Brian Johnson at Greater Greater Washington on the value of a well-designed city flag like Washington, DC's. Mike Burlando and Geoff Thompson have been beating the drum for a new Philly…

    • SEP-TAINABLE

New Payment Tech: SEPTA's Key to going green

For most riders, the best part of SEPTA finally scrapping its token, ticket and transfer system for the single SEPTA Key fare card system will be the great leap into the…

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Eyes on the Street

Treecycle: How to get rid of last year's Christmas tree

Ready to start the New Year fresh? Before you toss out that 2013 Christmas tree, know that the Streets Department does not recycle trees left on the curb. If you want…

    • Berridge Bus Shop - not quite tall enough for double-deckers

SEPTA's green garage achieves environmental certification

I’m willing to bet that SEPTA’s Berridge Bus Shop in North Philly is one of the cleanest garages in the city, and thanks to environmental certification that the shop recently received,…

Bill would require construction and demolition crews to recycle waste

A new bill introduced into City Council would require contractors to recycle a substantial portion of waste and debris at construction and demolition sites in Philadelphia. The bill, which was introduced…

Inquirer: Experiment with recycling rewards begins

By Sandy BauersThe Philadelphia Inquirer, February 1, 2010 The greedy machinery thumps, clanks, whirs and growls. Conveyor belts whisk along plastic bottles. Massive disks lift slabs of cardboard. A magnet…

    • Designer Sarah Van Aken, owner of Sa Va Boutique

Banner Headline: One Center City retailer's idea of adaptive reuse

What's sunshine yellow, royal purple, marine blue — and read all over?A new series of limited edition raincoats made from recycled Center City District banners, that's what.Designer Sarah Van…

NEast Links: Tracking Tacony recycling and more

Here’s a summary of the week’s Northeast news we didn’t cover. See others here. The driver of an SUV fled the scene after hitting two park cars early yesterday morning…

Department of Streets now recycling "all plastic containers"

According to the Philadelphia Streets Department, as of August 1, residents can recycle more than just soda and water bottles, milk jugs and detergent and shampoo bottles. Now, rigid plastic containers,…

    • RecycleBank's Carla Castillo encourages Holme Circle residents to sign up for the citywide program and earn rewards for reducing waste.

Notes from the Holme Circle Civic Association meeting

The hour-long meeting last night of the Holme Circle Civic Association drew about 20 people. And while most came out for an update on the Stokes property, many took interest in…

Daily News: Despite expansion of Big Bellies, city's in good shape

By Catherine Lucey & Emily Schultheis Philadelphia Daily News, April 14, 2010 BIG BELLIES are about to get even bigger in Philadelphia. The high-tech trash cans, which require fewer collections because…

New Recycling Coordinator Appointed

David Biddle has been appointed to the position of Recycling Coordinator in the Streets Department. This position has been open for over a year, with an acting coordinator filling in. David…

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Recyle Bank gearing up for Northeast debut

On any given day, you'll find Officer Michelle McMillian patrolling the streets of the Northeast. She's not a police officer, or a parking authority employee, though she's been mistaken as both.…

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