Trash & Recycling


Beautification and Cleanup and Event and Philadelphia and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers05 Feb 2016 10:37 am

Green Stormwater Infrastructure Volunteer

Interested in learning more about the neighborhood’s green stormwater infrastructure (GSI) and how you can help keep the installations eye-catching and effective at maintaining clean water? Join the team of volunteer GSI Monitors to assist in the Philadelphia Water Department’s Soak It Up! Adoption program. GSI Monitors play a vital role in the continuation of PSCA’s partnership with the PW by being trained on how the sites function and how to identify issues and report problems – tasks which can be completed onsite while you walk your dog or take the stroller around the neighborhood!

Learn more about joining the team of GSI Monitors at a meet-and-greet at B2 located at 1500 E. Passyunk Ave. on Wednesday, February 17, at 6:30 pm or by emailing stormwater@passyunk.org. You can also read more about PWD’s innovative Green Cities, Clean Waters initiative at their website.

Passyunk Gardens Volunteer

Would you like to put your green thumb to work in the Passyunk Gardens this summer? Join the PSCA Beautification Committee for their Meet & Greet on Saturday, February 6, from 11:00 am to 12:00 pm at Cafe Crema located at 1205 S. 9th St. If you would like more information about the Passyunk Gardens, email beautification@passyunk.org.

Eyes on the Street Volunteer

Thanks to donations made to PSCA by individuals and businesses, at the end of 2012 PSCA entered into a contract for sidewalk sweeping, litter removal and related cleaning services (not including large objects) with ABM Janitorial Services. Although the contract is in effect, we would like to have neighbors make sure that their blocks are being cleaned. We are asking neighbors to volunteer to be PSCA’s eyes on the block where you live. We’re not asking for a major commitment of time or effort nor for you to check the entire neighborhood. We’re merely asking for residents to volunteer a few minutes to ensure that PSCA’s street cleaning contractor is cleaning your block of litter. If there is furniture or large trash items on your street, please contact 311 to have it removed, our contractor can’t remove it. PSCA will let volunteers know in advance when their block is scheduled to be cleaned. Please check and/or send a photo to verify that the job is being done. If you are interested, please send your name, home address, phone and e-mail address to trash@passyunksquare.org.

Beautification and Columbus Square and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling29 Dec 2015 04:01 pm

Keep the season of giving going by recycling your Christmas tree. On Saturday, January 9, between 10:00 am and 4:00 pm, take your Christmas tree to Columbus Square Park (13th and Reed entrance) where it will recycled by Bartlett Tree Experts into wood chips for local gardens and parks. A $5 per tree donation is suggested. Make sure to remove all ornaments and decorations from your tree.

Unable to carry your Christmas tree to Columbus Square Park? Bennett Compost will collect your Christmas tree for $15 on the morning of Saturday, January 9. Schedule your Bennet Composting Christmas tree pick-up online.

Newsletter and Trash & Recycling and Volunteers04 Aug 2015 12:30 pm
We have two events coming up for Trash & Recycling enthusiasts:
Trash and Recycling Committee meeting: 6:30 pm, Thursday, August 20 August 27 at the Pop-up Garden (9th and Wharton). The agenda will include the push to get local retail businesses to help out by putting trash cans outside during business hours, and planning for an October 10 recycling event (paper shredding, e-waste, and hopefully hazardous waste collection – more to come on this!).
Monthly Cleanup: Saturday, August 29 at Gold Star Park and 6th & 7th streets. Watch for details on Twitter and Facebook.
*This post has been edited to add meeting time and date change.

Cleanup and Newsletter and Trash & Recycling09 Jul 2015 12:45 pm

The next Trash & Recycling meeting is scheduled for July 23, 6:30 pm at the pop-up garden on the corner of 9th and Wharton. All are welcome.

Saturday, July 25 at 9am we will meet for the monthly cleanup – stayed tuned on Facebook or Twitter for the location!

And mark your calendar for Saturday, October 10 for our big Fall Cleanup!

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

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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!
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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 nicholas.ventrola@gmail.com 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 nicholas.ventrola@gmail.com!

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

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