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    • 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.…

    • 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…

    • Woody debris jam downstream Ogantz Ave.

October 20: Rectifying Eastwick's urban renewal disaster | Meet the trash boats | Sigma Sound Studios in line for demolition

Samantha Melamed reports the city may begin to rectify the disastrous experiment with urban renewal in Eastwick, in which 2,000 acres of private property were condemned and 8,636 people were evicted. With…

    • Crane Building | Gary Reed
Eyes on the Street

March 28-30: TEDx viewing | Fourth Friday | South Bank tour | Waste management tour | Smith Memorial Playground Play-A-Palooza | Art-Centric Book Fair

Hello Streeters! Here are a few events to take your mind off of this weekend's dreary weather forecast.   WATCH: TEDxPhiladelphia viewing party Friday, March 28. 8:30am - 6pm. Impact HUB,…

    • 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,…

    • Council approves new parking regulations, gives itself bike-lane veto power

Council approves new parking regulations, gives itself bike-lane veto power

City Council is slowly taking over the streets of Philadelphia. On Thursday, Council members passed a dozen bills creating new parking regulations on portions of streets throughout the city, and introduced…

    • Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps

Waste Management plans new facility in Holmesburg

Waste Management plans to add to its Holmesburg facility. Image/Google Maps As part of its contract with the City of Philadelphia, Waste Management already runs a single-stream recycling facility on a…

Going all the way: The Zero Waste Movement

Going all the way: The Zero Waste Movement A recent move to a rental home has disrupted my personal waste management cycle.  After nearly 30 years of composting household food to…

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