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Philly Spring Cleanup!

Mayor Nutter Announced the 4th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup at Kickoff Event in North Philly yesterday!  There’s about 1 month until residents can “Keep Up the Sweep Up.”

The Spring Cleanup will be on Saturday, April 2 (rain date: Sat, April 9). and has has been designated as a Great American Cleanup National Kickoff Event by Keep America Beautiful.

Want to get involved? Visit www.PhillySpringCleanup.com to volunteer or submit a project. Deadline is 3/18 for project submissions.

Last year’s cleanup in 2010 accomplished:

  • 231 official project sites
  • 11,313 volunteers
  • 1,340,000 LBs of trash
  • 139,540 LBs of recycling
  • 45,252 service hours
  • 4,277 recycling bins distributed
  • 100s of sign-ups for Philadelphia Recycling Rewards program
  • 50 parks & recreation centers cleaned
  • 763 neighborhood blocks cleaned

Have questions?  Call the Streets Departments Customer Affairs Unit @ 215-686-5560 and 311.

Posted by Julie

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Julie Hancher is Editor-in-Chief of Green Philly, sharing her expertise of all things sustainable in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys long walks in the park with local beer and greening her travels, cooking & cat, Sir Floofus Drake. View all posts by Julie Hancher

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