Philly Is Incinerating Half of Its Recycling — and It’s Partly Your Fault

On any given weekday, recycling trucks fan out across Philadelphia on a taxpayer-funded quest to save the planet, one blue bin at a time. But […]

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Here’s How to Recycle Your Christmas Tree in Philly

The holidays have come to an end — and that means it’s time to get rid of your Christmas trees (womp). Anyone looking to go green […]


Main Liners Can Now Text for Recycling Pickup

Here in Philly, when we want to recycle electronics, we’re supposed to drop them off at inconveniently located recycling centers operated by the city — […]

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No More Curb Recycling for Christmas Trees in Philly

The holidays are officially over – and that means Christmas trees will soon litter every curb in Philly. But those looking to recycle their trees […]

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City: You Can’t Recycle Greasy Pizza Boxes

The city of Philadelphia has a helpful reminder for environmentally-concerned pizza-lovers: you can’t recycle greasy pizza boxes. 


Investigators: Organized Crime Dumping Dirty Dirt in New Jersey

The New York mob is cashing in on New Jersey’s loopholes in recycling regulations — and it’s costing both the environment and residents, according to investigators from […]


Trash and Recycling Picked Up Today, After All

So, you may have noticed that there weren’t the predicted four-to-eight inches of snow on the ground in Philadelphia when you woke up this morning. […]


How the Big Blue Bin Has Made Recycling Awfully Expensive

A recent story in the Washington Post headlined “American Recycling Is Stalling” sent a shockwave through environmentalist circles. America’s recycling business, once lucrative for both cities […]


Interactive Map: Where to Get Free Philly Recycling Bins Near You!

In an effort to save you all the awkward forced chit-chat that inevitably ensues when asking your neighbor a simple question like “Where do we […]

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GUIDE: 2015 Christmas Tree Recycling in Philadelphia

My Christmas tree still has some life left in it, but if you’ve been staring at yours since December 26th and wondering what the heck […]


Philadelphia’s Recycling Rates Up 155 Percent in 6 Years

Philadelphia isn’t America’s greenest city, like Mayor Nutter said we would be when he took office. But there is some good news on the sustainability […]


Dear Verizon: Take Your Yellow Pages and Shove It

It happened last week. I was working from home with The People’s Court on in the background when I heard a dull thump in front […]


Pepsi Debuts Automated Recycling Kiosks

In the past couple weeks, sugary drink multinational PepsiCo, in partnership with garbage overlord Waste Management, has rolled out nine automated “Dream Machine” kiosks outside […]