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A cleaner City starts with a coordinated effort.

And that starts with one. One person stepping up and being a leader. One block sweeping up their street. One business making more sustainable choices. From schools and parks to blocks and businesses, we all have the chance to make a change that makes the difference. Learn about the ones making zero happen.

Philly Engineering Company Furthers Sustainability Practices with Zero Waste Program

Reducing Food Waste: Philadelphia Spotlights

Recycling clothing & electronics: SmartCityPHL launches its first pilot with Retrievr

A Zero Waste Future For Your Business: A Guide to Reevaluating Your Waste Management Practices

How to Properly Manage Household Waste During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Food Donation Guidance & Volunteer Opportunities During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Community Cans Expands and Engages New Neighborhoods in Litter Reduction through Art

This century-old Philly institution is a leader in Zero Waste

New Study Quantifies Municipal Cost of Litter from Nine Cities across Pennsylvania, Including Philadelphia

Volunteers Clean 1,200 Illegally Dumped Tires from West Fairmount Park on MLK Service Day

City Releases Results of First Two Years of Municipal Building Waste Audit Program

Zero Waste Holiday Guide

Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet Releases Two Year Update

Silver Partner brings passion for Zero Waste to Italian Market

Philadelphia Seeking a Compost Facility Management and Food Scrap Collection Vendor

Zero Waste Gold Partner Creates Meals that are “Beyond Zero Waste”

At Philly Guitar Shop, Small Zero Waste Changes Lead to Big Impact

City Releases Updated Litter Index and Report

Philly Community Groups Collect More Than 7,400 Illegal Signs

The City is Fighting Back on Illegal Dumping

Zero Waste Silver Partner Reduces Waste in its Practices and its Packaging

5 Tips to Reduce Your Food Waste

Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet Releases One Year Update

GovLabPHL Releases Studies on Litter Reduction and Recycling

Recycle Eagles Recycle: Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Helps Fans Reduce Waste During Season Opener

Water Department’s Waterways Restoration Team Removes Over 1,600 Tons of Trash and Debris From Philly Waterways

Philly Community Groups Remove More Than 8,000 Illegal Signs During June Roundup Event

5 Ways the Litter Index Data is Being Used

Help Philly Organizations Remove Illegal Signs

Seven Philly Civic Orgs are Fighting Cigarette Litter with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful Microgrants

City Government Promotes Reuse, Generates Revenue through Surplus Item Resale Program

Helping Philly Communities Combat Cigarette Litter with Keep Philadelphia Beautiful

SEPTA Progresses Toward 2020 Waste Goals

2017 Philadelphia Marathon Achieves Zero Waste

Trash Academy Launches New Video Series and Big Belly Trash Can Designs to Educate on Waste and Litter Issues

PowerCorpsPHL Cleans 132 Tons of Litter and Debris from Philadelphia Green Spaces

Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet Releases 2017 Progress Report

TLDR: The Zero Waste and Litter Plan


SEPTA Sustainability Goals

Ada Rosario

Ms. Ada Rosario – PMBC Block Captain

Science Leadership Academy's Beeber Campus

Keep Philadelphia Beautiful and Philadelphia School District

Ms. Deborah Johnson – PMBC Block Captain

Ms. JoAnne Wells – PMBC Block Captain

PWD Bartram's Garden Cleanup

Bartram’s Garden Cleanup – Watershed Cleanup

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