About the Initiative

Philadelphia is working hard to make a cleaner, lower-waste city for all. As an integral part of that mission, this site provides a dynamic litter index, and brings together the resources and next steps you can take to make a difference and help the City achieve its Zero Waste and litter vision. So whether you’re a resident, small business, or neighborhood school—do your part. Be the one to make zero happen.

The Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet is an interdepartmental effort to continually reduce the waste entering landfills or conventional incinerators, combat litter, and enhance the cleanliness of streets and public spaces. Composed of major City departments and agencies, City Council representatives, community stakeholders, and chaired by the Managing Director’s Office, the Cabinet works through its five subcommittees to make Philadelphia a less littered, lower-waste city.

Cabinet Leadership

The ones making zero happen.

Chair – Brian Abernathy

Managing Director

Chair – Michael Carroll

Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

Will Carter

Council President Clark’s Office

Karen Fegley

Commerce Department

Marty Gregorski

Planning and Development

Danielle Floyd

School District of Philadelphia

Lauren Katona

District Attorney’s Office

Frank Kelly, Erik Johanson


Lorraine Ryan, Rodney Stith


Chuck Raudenbush

Waste Management

Alex Balloon

Tacony CDC

Angela Val


Tonyelle Cook-Artis

Delaware River Port Authority

Kelly Offner

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful


Our philosophy is government works best when departments can collaborate with each other and the residents they serve.


Behavioral Science

Litter Enforcement and Cleaner Public Spaces

Waste Reduction and Diversion

Communications and Engagement

Interact with 311 online

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