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.

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