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Good News for Philly Recycling

bin_blue2A positive change is in effect for Philadelphia’s recycling program – Philadelphia residents can now recycle every week on the same day as their neighborhood trash collection day.

This change is much more convenient for Philly dwellers. Gone are the days of trying to remember what two weeks of the month recycling pick-up falls on.

Mayor Nutter’s administration’s new policy is an indication that they’ve held true to their vow to improve Philadelphia’s recycling. Since the introduction of city-wide single-stream recycling last summer, Philly’s recycling rate has gone from about 6 to 10 %. Though we have a long way before being on par with other big city’s recycling programs, progress is being made.

Not sure what day is your trash/recycling pick-up is? Check here for more info.

Spread the word – those who didn’t participate in recycling in the past have yet another reason to get started. Go here for more info on how to get a recycling bin. 

Another easy option is using your own bin for recyclables.  Per the Philadelphia Recycling Streets Department: “Use any sturdy plastic or metal container that holds 20 gallons or less and just mark the word “RECYCLING” on its side, or use the Recycling Sticker that’s handed out at community events.”

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Beth is a Health and Wellness expert who believes sustainability goes hand-in-hand with self care. She’s the girl whipping up kombucha cocktails at parties, and extolling the benefits of canning vegetables to anyone who will listen. View all posts by Beth Funari

2 thoughts on “Good News for Philly Recycling

  1. Sweet! I love that Philadelphia is making strides. And yes we need to as a community make sure we’re doing our part to recycle everything we can.

  2. This news is very encouraging. Mayor Nutter’s administration is making it even easier for Philadelphians to recycle!

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