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Philly Finally Has a Fully Functional Recycling Program Again

For the past six months, if you’ve been dutifully taking your recycling to the curb each week, there’s a good chance it ended up going to […]


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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A New Tool Makes It Easy to Find and Report Unapproved Street Blockages in Philly

Pretty much every Philadelphian will tell you the same thing these days: Traffic in the city feels like more of a nightmare than ever. Try to […]

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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 […]


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 […]

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Eagles Player Lane Johnson Just Helped Pave Philly’s Streets

Here’s yet another reason to love our Eagles players: They help repair our crumbling streets. Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson lent Philly’s street paving crew a hand on […]

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You Can Now Ask Domino’s to Fill Philly’s Potholes

Philadelphia has a lot of potholes. Everyone in the city knows that. But here’s something you might not know (yet): You can now ask Domino’s […]


How Philly’s New Street Lights Could Actually Be Harmful

As Philadelphia continues its citywide transition toward more energy-efficient LED street lights, there’s growing concern for residents’ health and safety. According to Plan Philly, 3,708 […]


The Streets Department Has Filled 17,298 Potholes So Far in 2018

In just two short months, Philadelphia’s Streets Department has already filled 17,298 potholes across the city in 2018. Yes, that figure is totally accurate, and […]


Traffic Lights Out? City Says Power Outages, Heavy Rain to Blame

Traffic lights out near you? You’re not alone. Drivers and pedestrians are reporting a plethora of traffic light outages across the city on Monday, including in […]


City Says It’s Sorry That Your Trash Hasn’t Been Picked Up

Trash pickup is one of those basic city services that people expect to work correctly, and then they freak out, rightfully so, when things go […]

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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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Philly Just Got Bigbelly Trash Cans You Don’t Have to Touch

This summer, we were thrilled to tell you 275 new trash cans were on their way to Philly. You would think new trash cans wouldn’t be […]

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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. 


Will This Clean Up Philly’s Pothole Problem?

Mayor Jim Kenney unveiled his budget address last week, and one aspect might stand out for Philly’s bikers, joggers, walkers and drivers: the mayor called […]