Since the trash problem in the city isn’t going to resolve itself, some organizations are taking action with more regular cleanups, since a bill for a street cleaning program likely won’t be moving forward too quickly.
Passyunk Square Civic Association has had a sidewalk sweeping program for years now. The program is now working to extend east of 9th Street and north of Federal Street.
Starting this month, sidewalk sweeping will be happening every two weeks in these areas. As of now, this is just a pilot program, but it could be extended in the future.
The current schedule, for Monday, February 1 through Friday, February 12:
Although this does mean that the sidewalks will be cleaned more frequently, PSCA is still encouraging neighbors to sweep in front of their homes once a week, and even volunteer to keep an eye on the progress on your street. These sidewalk sweepers will be dealing with ordinary litter, not large trash. If there’s any large items disposed on your street, you’re still encouraged to contact 311. If you’d like to know more, or volunteer, you can contact PSCA at firstname.lastname@example.org.