The Trash Election?

Philadelphians are fed up with the garbage piling up on our streets. That’s why, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes, the next mayor may be the one with a vision for cleaning up the city

By Jon Geeting

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?

How hard is it to get a recycling bin in Philly?

In the latest installment of our Mystery Shopper column, a local student test-drove how easy, or not, it is to take the first step towards recycling.

Yet Another Aimless Litter Task Force

We already know how to do street cleaning, Philly 3.0’s engagement director notes. So why can’t Mayor Kenney just make it happen already?

By Jon Geeting

How to Organize a Street Cleanup

In this installment of The Citizen’s new “How To” series, we talked to @YaFavTrashman for tips on rallying your neighbors to beautify your block

By Nick Fiorellini

Tech for Trash

The city’s first program under its Smart City Roadmap has diverted more than 100,000 pounds of local electronics and clothing from landfills—and helped get computers into Philly homes that need them

By Jessica Blatt Press

Ideas We Should Steal: 10 ways to fix our garbage mess

State Rep. Jared Solomon spent a day picking up city trash to understand just how bad Philly is at waste. Here, some ways to do better

By Jessica Blatt Press

How to Fix Philly’s Trash Problem

As garbage piles up all over town, the city’s former Waste and Litter Czar shares what he’s learned about how to clean it up. Hint: It requires good leadership.

By Nicolas Esposito