Trash & Recycling

Cleanup and Event and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers07 Apr 2015 12:17 pm

PSCA Spring Clean up!_3.262015Get a jump start on spring cleaning with these upcoming events:ShreddingEventFlyer_Final_2015v2

Kick things off with the Trash & Recycling Committee at a Happy Hour this Thursday, April 9, at 6pm at Garage. Then on Saturday, April 11 join your neighbors to clean up your block during the citywide Philly Spring Cleanup from 9am-2pm – come out to Passyunk Gardens (at Passyunk & Wharton) to borrow cleaning supplies for your block! And don’t forget to bring your old paperwork to the Shredding Event at Capitolo Park, also on April 11 from 10am to noon, for safe, secure, and eco-friendly disposal!

For cleanup inspiration, look no further than Jamal, an ABM employee who does street cleaning for our neighborhood twice a week… thank you Jamal!


Trash & Recycling24 Mar 2015 05:05 pm

The Streets Department has announced potential one-day delays for trash pickup in some areas, due to wear and tear on a significant number of the sanitation trucks that are also used for snow removal. Residents should continue to set out trash on the normal schedule, and any trash not collected on the usual day will be picked up the following day. Read the full press release on the Streets Department’s website.

While we do not know if our neighborhood will experience any collection delays at all, as a reminder, all household trash must be placed in sealed bags or appropriate containers. This is not only a requirement, it also helps to keep loose trash from scattering around on these breezy spring days! Thanks for helping to keep Passyunk Square a clean and pleasant place to live, work, and visit.

Newsletter and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers02 Feb 2015 05:21 pm
The PSCA Trash and Recycling Committee will meet on ThursdayFebruary 12 at 7 pm (location TBD). All who are interested in helping out on the committee in some way are invited. Please contact for details.

Columbus Square and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling05 Jan 2015 07:36 am

2015TreecyclingChristmas Tree Recycling Event

Saturday, January 10 – 10am to 4pm at 13th & Reed (Columbus Square Park)

It’s time to recycle your Christmas trees! Don’t leave your Christmas tree on the curb for trash pick-up – they will only rot in a landfill. Bring your undecorated trees to the “tree-cycling” event to be repurposed as wood chips and mulch for our local parks and gardens!

A $5 donation will help defray the cost of the chipping.

We are looking for a few individuals to assist us during the Tree Recycling event.  Serious inquiries, please contact event chair Nick Ventrola at!

Trash & Recycling05 May 2014 07:07 pm

Saturday, May 31 from 10 am to 12 pm at 1400 E. Passyunk Ave.

PSCA is holding its first document shredding event on Saturday, May 31 from 10 am – 12 pm at the Wells Fargo shopping center (1400 E. Passyunk Ave). Bring your old bills, statements, letters, tax records, or any confidential material you want to get rid of safely and securely. ProShred Securities will have a mobile shredding truck on site to shred your documents. The shredded documents will later be recycled! A $5 donation is requested to help cover the cost of the shredding.

-Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

Trash & Recycling03 Mar 2014 07:49 pm

Join for our first monthly cleanup on Saturday, March 29th 2014 from 9:30 to 12 noon.

We will meet at the Passyunk Gardens (E. Passyunk Ave and Wharton Streets) to pick up supplies and decide on a location for the cleanup; bring your own gloves. It’s been (and still is) a tough winter and our streets need a lot of attention. Come help us make our wonderful neighborhood the best it can be.

- Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

Trash & Recycling03 Mar 2014 07:48 pm

The City of Philadelphia’s 7th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is to be held Saturday, April 5, 2014 (rain date is Saturday, April 12, 2014).

This is always a great event for our civic and a good way to meet new neighbors. Volunteers are needed to make the Annual Spring Cleanup a success. Additional details on signing up for the cleanup will be supplied once we get more information from the City website.

- Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

Trash & Recycling03 Mar 2014 07:48 pm

We are excited to announce our first document shredding event in the neighborhood on Saturday, May 31st from 10-12. It will be held at the parking lot of Reed & East Passyunk Ave.

We have contracted with ProShred for our onsite shredding event. The documents will be permanently destroyed as you watch and the paper will be recycled!
As we gear up for spring cleaning and tax season, consider putting together your old documents and bring them to our shredding event.

A suggested donation of $5 is requested to cover the cost of the service

- Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

Trash & Recycling03 Feb 2014 08:12 pm

We are looking for volunteers to lead our monthly cleanups. The PSCA holds monthly cleanups on the last Saturday of each month. We meet at Passyunk Gardens at 9:30 and work for 2 hours. Our regular cleanups are a great way to meet new neighbors while helping to make our streets and sidewalks a bit cleaner at the same time. Become a cleanup volunteer and help us keep Passyunk Square beautiful! Please email to volunteer.

-Carmela Fioretti, Trash and Recycling Committee Chair

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