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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 […]

Be Well Philly

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 […]

City Life

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 […]

City Life

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 […]