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City Life

Inside YaFavTrashman’s Meteoric Rise From Mild-Mannered Sanitation Worker to Garbage Superhero

It’s a glorious Saturday morning in May, and Terrill Haigler, dressed in a gray knit cap, a black work jumpsuit emblazoned with a stylized cartoon […]

City Life

Philly’s Ex-Litter Czar on Why the Hell the City Can’t Pick Up Trash on Time

Chances are you’ve been engaged the past few weeks in a game of peekaboo with your trash bins, checking each day to see if they’ve […]

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Be Well Philly

Meet the Philly Start-Up That Will Recycle (Almost) All of Your Junk

Spring cleaning just got a lot greener thanks to a Philly-based company that promises to recycle almost anything in your home — from scrub brushes […]

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City Life

Yes, You Can Get the City to Cover Your Car’s Pothole Damage

One of the most persistent quality-of-life problems city residents had to deal with during the first big wave of the pandemic was trash pickup, with […]

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Life & Style

8 Ways to Cut Back on Plastic Waste in Your Beauty and Wellness Routines

This article was originally published in our April 2020 print issue as a part of a guide to living a zero waste lifestyle. Given the […]

ruth bader ginsburg, who will receive Philadelphia's 2020 Liberty Medal
City Life

Philly to Honor Ruth Bader Ginsburg With 2020 Liberty Medal

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Ruth Bader Ginsburg to Receive Philadelphia’s 2020 […]

mayor kenney talking about the philadelphia trash collection problem during the COVID pandemic
City Life

Mayor Kenney Claims 200 Sanitation Workers Are Out Sick Daily. Union Head Calls B.S.

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Mayor Kenney Claims 200 Sanitation Workers Are […]

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City Life

10 Ways to Create Less Waste at Home

This article was originally published in our April 2020 print issue as a part of a guide to living a zero waste lifestyle. Given the […]

mayor kenney grew increasingly frustrated as reporters asked him about philly trash pickup, gun violence and other issues
City Life

Mayor Kenney’s Thursday Zoom Press Conference Didn’t Go So Well

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Mayor Kenney Really Didn’t Want to Talk […]

mayor kenney talking philadelphia trash during a press conference this week
City Life

Mayor Kenney to Philadelphia: Knock It Off With Your DIY Home Reno Projects

A roundup of Philly news. This article may be updated at any time as new information becomes available. Your DIY Household Projects Are Contributing to […]

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City Life

The No-B.S. Guide to Recycling in Philadelphia

It can be hard to muster up the energy to be environmentally conscious these days, what with the knowledge that earth is warming to the […]

street sweeping
City Life

Here’s What Philly’s New Leaf Blower Street Sweeping Program Looks Like

On Tuesday morning, city officials unveiled a new street sweeping pilot program, which means Philly no longer holds the dubious distinction of being the only major U.S. […]

recycling
City Life

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 […]

Street sweeping philadelphia
City Life

Why Is It So Damn Hard for Philly to Bring Back Citywide Street Sweeping?

For as long as there’s been trash, Philadelphians have griped about having to pick it up. In fact, we even gripe about having someone else […]

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 […]