Guest Commentary: How Surplus State Money Could Clean Up Philly — For Good

“Ya Fav Trashman” proposes using some of Pennsylvania's excess $12 billion to end illegal dumping and bring pride and progress back to Philly neighborhoods

By Terrill Haigler

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.

By Nick Russo

How Philly Fights Illegal Dumping

Why the dumpers are winning, and how the City can beat them

By Nick Russo

How To End Our Garbage Deluge

Philly already has two simple, inexpensive solutions to our city’s trash crisis. Will Philly’s leaders finally step up?

By Nick Russo

Surprise! Trash Pickup Is Terrible

Philly 3.0’s engagement director breaks down the City Controller’s new report on trash pickup during the pandemic. Spoiler: Even garbage collection varies by neighborhood

By Jon Geeting

Mystery Shopper: How hard is it to get street closure permits in Philly?

Moving? Throwing a block party? In our latest Mystery Shopper column, one Philadelphian finds out how to (temporarily!) keep people from parking on your street.

Roadblocking the War on Litter

Are city rules unintentionally creating more litter?

By Jon Geeting

How Not To Clean A Street

Philly 3.0’s engagement director posits that Mayor Kenney’s street sweeping pilot would make air quality worse—just to avoid tough parking politics

By Jon Geeting