Reality Check: Philly Leaders, Act on Illegal Dumping
It’s a crisis akin to violent crime that the City and state have ignored for far too long, says WURD’s midday host, responding to a Citizen story this week about real steps being made in Houston.
Ideas We Should Steal: Get the DOJ to Investigate Illegal Dumping
An ongoing federal investigation into illegal dumping in poor, majority Black neighborhoods in Houston is already cleaning things up. Could it happen in Philadelphia?
Sussing Out — and Stopping — Illegal Dumping
Philly has more illegal dumping surveillance cameras than other major cities, but far fewer arrests and convictions. Here’s what we know about illegal dumpers — and a system that rarely stops them.
How Philly Fights Illegal Dumping
Why the dumpers are winning, and how the City can beat them
Mystery Shopper: Reporting Illegal Dumping in Philadelphia
Our mystery shopper tried to get just one of the dozens of ugly trash heaps cleared away from their North Philly neighborhood. Here's how well—or not—it went.
Mystery Shopper: How hard is it to get rid of illegal dumpsters?
Residents of one South Philly block tried for months to get the City to take action against businesses piling garbage on their street. Why is it so hard to get anyone to listen?
Memo to Madam Mayor: Hire a Kick-Ass Trash Czar
The next in a series of political and policy advice to presumptive Mayor-elect Cherelle Parker looks to New York City for an idea she should steal: Appoint a sanitation commissioner
Guest Commentary: Cleaner Streets are Key to Philly’s Success
Local business leaders on what the City must do to bring more visitors — and their economic impact — to Philadelphia