Cleanup12 Jul 2013 01:22 pm

Does your block need some extra attention? Join us on the last Saturday of every month from 9:30 am to 11:30 am for our monthly cleanup and you can help decide the cleanup location that needs a little extra love in addition to the street cleaning we contract through ABM (read more about that here). We will provide broom and bags, just bring your gloves.

Meeting place: Passyunk Gardens (Passyunk & Wharton)

Here is the monthly schedule for the remainder of the year:

Cleanup and Trash & Recycling19 Mar 2013 04:44 pm

CleanupCalling all volunteers! Come out and participate in the 6th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup on Saturday April 13 from 9-2.

PSCA plans to clean the 9th street corridor from Reed to Ellsworth, and the surrounding areas off of 9th street (Wharton, Reed, and Federal, etc.)  Our objective is to sweep and remove litter on the sidewalks and curbs, cleanup the open lot on Wharton Street as well as clean out gutters in the area.  We will be distributing recycling bins and signing people up for recycle rewards. We will also hand out circular free stickers to help keep flyers off our streets.

To sign up to volunteer with the PSCA, use this direct link to our registered project

Come out and show your support for our wonderful neighborhood.

Cleanup04 Mar 2013 12:53 pm

Calling all litter haters! We are pleased to announce that PSCA will once again join the City of Philadelphia on the 6th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup to be held Saturday, April 13, 2013 from 9 am to 2 pm.

Here is our chance to help spruce up the city and neighborhood we love! Cleanup days are really fun! Meet people, help our neighborhood clean up trash, and get some warm fuzzy feelings going knowing you that you made a difference.

Of course we will not be able to do this without the help of volunteers. You can also suggest a cleanup location/project by submitting ideas to us by end of day Friday, March 8.

Contact us at to volunteer or you can volunteer via the website at beginning March 5th.

Help us make the 2013 Philly Spring Cleanup a success!

Beautification and Cleanup and Trash & Recycling02 Oct 2012 08:54 am

Saturday, October 27 from 10am-2pm

Mark your calendars for our Fall Clean Up Day!  The focus will be  6th, 7th and 8th Streets from Ellsworth to Tasker Street.  Bring your brooms and dust pans along with your friends and neighbors as we sweep our way through the streets.  A limited number of additional brooms and dust pans are available as well as bags to be filled!

If you live on or near 6th, 7th or 8th street and you would like to help lead the effort that day or should you have any questions please contact PSCA Trash and Recycling Leader Carmela Fioretti:

Let’s all work together to keep Passyunk Square clean and green.

Beautification and Capitolo and Cleanup and Columbus Square and Communication and Education and Event and Fundraising and Gold Star Park and Planning and Town Watch and Trash & Recycling and Trees and Volunteers and Zoning01 Jul 2012 09:20 am

We’re giving you a summer vacation from General Meetings for July and August, so we’ll see you in September with updates from our committees who have been busy working straight through these hot months to make Passyunk Square even better!  Speaking of committees, our 2012 Board of Directors and Committees have been announced:

Pam Zenzola, President
Angel D’Ippolito, Vice-President Outreach
Sarah Anton, Treasurer and Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Karin Morris, Secretary and Planning Committee Chair
Christine Knapp, Immediate Past President
Andrew Emma, Beautification Committee Co-Chair
Chris DiCapua, Parks Liaison
Ilene Wilder, Fundraising and Events Committee Chair
Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee
Cassie Knox, Communications Committee Chair

Beautification Clean-ups, plantings, banners, block efforts
co-chairs: Andrew Emma and Sarah Anton
Communications Public relations, external communication
chair: Cassie Knox
Zoning Monitoring zoning change requests
chair: John Digiulio
Outreach Giving every resident of the neighborhood a chance to become involved
chair: Angel D’Ippolito
Safety / Passyunk Square Town Watch
chair: Kim Davis
Trash & Recycling
chair: Carmela Fioretti
Planning Convening stakeholders to help choose what we want the area to look like in the future
chair: Karin Morris
Fund Raising/Sapling Program For association activities
chair: Ilene Wilder
Education Supporting schools in the neighborhood
chair: Open

Cleanup and Town Watch and Trash & Recycling01 Jul 2012 09:18 am

From the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities

Are there any abandoned bicycles crowding the sidewalk in your neighborhood?  Now’s your time to do something about it!  The Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities (MOTU) and the Philadelphia Streets Department need your help to identify all of the abandoned bikes in the city in preparation for an Abandoned Bike Clean-Up project.  On July 23rd, the Streets department will be conducting a clean sweep of abandoned bicycles.

Removing abandoned bicycles from city streets helps bicyclists by making bicycle parking easier to find and it helps non-bicyclists by clearing-out scarce sidewalk space.  Abandoned bikes are those that have missing or damaged parts, are in un-useable condition, and have been locked in the same location for one month or more.  These bikes will be tagged with notification for removal by the city one week before the scheduled removal.  All of the bicycles that are removed during the sweep will be donated to local charities for refurbishment.

What can you do to help?

Call 311 to report an abandoned bike.  When notifying 311, you’ll need to know the location of the bicycle; what the bike is locked to; and any distinguishing features including color, broken or missing parts, or any unique identifiers.

Together we can make a big difference to clear the city of abandoned bicycles.

Cleanup and Gold Star Park08 Feb 2012 06:00 am

What: Parents, dog owners and park lovers! Help out with some sweeping, liter pick-up and prepping for warm weather!
When: Saturday, February 25th from 10am to Noon
Where: Gold Star Park on Wharton between 6th and 7th.

Cleanup and Event and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers06 Oct 2011 10:18 pm

Passyunk Square Civic Association (PSCA) announces an Electronic Collection Event on Saturday, October 15, 2011 in the Acme parking lot at Passyunk Ave. and Reed St. The event will take place from 12:00 to 4:00 p.m. and residents are encouraged to bring “anything with a plug.” All household electronics including computers, printers, microwaves, air-conditioners, metals and small appliances will be accepted. Small business owners with less than 50 employees are also encouraged to participate.

We are also looking for volunteers to help us out with this event. If you can spare an hour or two between noon and 4pm on October 15, please email contact (at) We promise you won’t have to lift any washers or dryers, maybe just the occasional blender.

PSCA and eForce Compliance, Philadelphia’s only R2 certified e-waste recycler, are sponsoring this event. eForce is eager to bring Passyunk Square their first collection event and provide its residents with the services to properly dispose of their used electronics. Electronics are often thrown in the trash by residents because there are simply few convenient drop off locations available. eForce Compliance allows residents to get rid of their household clutter while recycling responsibly!

This event is part of the “UnLitter Us” South Philly launch being hosted by many South Philadelphia civic and neighborhood associations. All local area residents of South Philadelphia and surrounding areas are encouraged to participate in the days events, and to also bring their obsolete electronics to be responsibly recycled.

So head down to your basement and get ready to clear out all those old tape decks, eight track players, VCRs and other obsolete technology and bring it on by to be recycled.

Beautification and Cleanup and Event24 May 2011 03:32 pm

Not going anywhere for Memorial Day Weekend?

Take an hour to give back before that BBQ!

There’s weeding and sweeping to do, as well as painting some hopscotch for the kids. Please join us.

The Details:

Saturday, May 28th
9am – 10:30am
Gold Star Park (on Wharton, between 6th & 7th Streets)

See you there!

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