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The Philadelphia Streets Department promotes zero-waste campaigns in the city.
The Philadelphia Streets Department promotes zero-waste campaigns in the city.

Great Recycling Day in Philadelphia

The City Hall Department will arrange several collection points this Saturday for Philadelphia residents to throw their gardening trash.

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This Saturday will be a day of waste collection and gardening materials under the Program of Recycling of Patios of Waste that the Department of Streets of Philadelphia has been implementing to reduce the amount of this type of garbage in the neighborhoods of the city.

The Department will make available the traditional Sanitation Convenience Centers and other 23 collection points of biodegradable material such as tree branches, leaves, brooms, among others. The day will last six hours, between 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.

Materials should be untied, not to exceed 4 feet in length and 8 inches in diameter and presented in biodegradable paper bags.

These are points where the garden waste will be received:

- Pennway & Cottman Ave. (Jardel Rec.)

- 15th & Bigler St.

- 20th & Hartranft St.

- 2900 Comly Rd.

- Palmer Playground

- 2901 Princeton Ave. (Mayfair Rec.)

- 43rd & Powelton Ave.

- 54th & Woodbine Ave.

- 5th & Chelten Ave.   (water reservoir)

- 66th & Haverford Ave.

- 7231 Torresdale Ave.

- Russo Park

- 72nd & Buist Ave.

- 7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)

- 8101 Bustleton Ave.

- American & Thompson Sts.

- Broad & Christian Sts.

- Castor & Foulkrod St.

- Cathedral & Ridge Ave.

- Corinthian & Poplar St.

- Fisher & Ogontz Ave.

- Graver Lane & Seminole

- Upsal St. & Lowber St.

- Washington Ln. & Ardleigh St.

- Wayne Ave. & Logan St.

For more information on how to recycle your garden waste, visit the Street Department website or contact the Customer Service line at (215) 686-5560.

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