An overflowing trash can in FDR Park during the Philadelphia coronavirus crisis.
City Life

Dear Philly: Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Pandemic

A roundup of Philly coronavirus news. Mayor Kenney Hates How Trashy You’re Being During the Coronavirus Pandemic Philadelphia has always had a major trash problem. […]

City Life

Who Is Leaving Flossers All Over Philly Sidewalks?

Most days, I walk 1.6 miles to work, traversing the city from one side of Broad to the other. I keep my eyes trained on […]

City Life

Philly Is (Probably) Launching a Street Sweeping Pilot Next Year

Street sweeping is finally returning to Philly. Probably. Nic Esposito, director of the city’s Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, recently told WHYY’s Radio Times that […]

City Life

Hallelujah! Center City Is Getting New Trash Cans… And They’re Free

Philadelphia City Council approved a tentative deal to bring 275 new trash compactors to Center City on Thursday and all we can say is it’s […]

City Life

It’s Official: MilkBoy’s South Street Dumpster Is Perfectly Legal

Earlier, we told you of a kerfuffle that had erupted on South Street thanks to a dumpster sitting in front of the soon-to-open MilkBoy South […]

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Dumpster Wars Strike South Street

UPDATE: The city says that the MilkBoy South Street dumpster is perfectly legal. For the full story, go here. ORIGINAL: Usually, a South Street bar […]


Can Disneyland Help Clean Up “Filthadelphia”?

Ever since Disneyland opened 60 years ago, cleanliness has been a virtue. Walt Disney designed the park so that visitors have trash cans at every turn — you’re never more […]


Residents Protest Plan to Ship NYC Trash to Chester by Rail

Chester residents Wednesday night protested a new plan to ship trash by rail into the city. The plan would haul 400,000 tons of trash from […]

Be Well Philly

Talking Dirt: Where to Compost in Philly

A few months ago, my cousin was visiting from Seattle when I noticed her circling around my kitchen with her leftover lunch scraps, clearly looking […]


Dear Streets Department: Please Pick Up the Freaking Trash

This is my trash. It is sitting on my curb in Philadelphia. It has been sitting there since 6:45 a.m. on Monday morning, when I […]

City Life

No Trash Pickup Today; Garbage Piling Up

Fair to say that all the snow has put a hamper on the city’s garbage collection efforts. It’s not going over well:   CBS Philly […]