Little by little, changes are being made in the city to help reduce the amount of trash on the streets. Earlier this year, two new bills were introduced to require businesses to provide more trash cans and now pedal-operated trash cans are being installed, starting with one located in Point Breeze.
Even with those changes, there’s still more that needs to be done to clean up our city.
PhillyMag compiled a straightforward guide, titled “The No-Bullshit Guide to a Litter-Free Block,” with tips to help improve your street and the city at large.
An excerpt from the guide:
And so we’ve put together the ultimate guide to cleaning up your block, with decades of know-how gleaned from city officials, block captains, civic leaders and longtime residents who have wrestled with litter for years. You won’t find the same old advice here you’ve heard a thousand times before: “Just call 311.” Instead, we’ve uncovered tricks to actually get 311’s attention (let’s just say a little public embarrassment never hurt), score free cleaning supplies from the city, organize a block cleanup that’ll actually be well-attended, and more. It’s the inside scoop on winning the War on Trash.
There’s tips for things like vacant lots, block captains, getting free recycling bins, making changes with City Council and more.
The guide has plenty of useful trash-related tips. Check it out here.