The 10th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup is upon us. Interested in volunteering?
Residents (and visiting friends and relatives I suppose) are encouraged to do so through the city HERE or consult your local civic association. Several have organized their own clean-ups including Bella Vista Neighbors Association, Center City Residents Association, Grays Ferry Civic Association and Newbold Civic Association.
If we’re missing a civic group that’s organizing a cleanup, please email us : firstname.lastname@example.org.
“This year marks the 10th anniversary of the Philly Spring Cleanup, a Philadelphia tradition that brings communities and City departments together working hand-in-hand to remove unwanted litter and trash to keep our streets, neighborhoods and parks clean and beautiful,” said Mayor Kenney. “For the last decade, Philly Spring Cleanup has been vital to keeping our neighborhoods free of unwanted litter.”
In December 2016, the City of Philadelphia established the Zero Waste and Litter Cabinet, comprised of a 16-member cabinet of experts committed to increase the waste and diversion rate toward a long-term goal of zero waste entering landfills and incinerators. The cabinet will work to combat litter and enhance the cleanliness of streets and public spaces in city neighborhoods.
“The goal for a cleaner, healthier Philadelphia starts with one vision: “Zero Starts With One”: one unified commitment to improving this City for all who live, work and play here,” said Commissioner Williams. “A litter-free Philadelphia starts with one vision, one person, one block, one neighborhood and one cleanup. The Philly Spring Cleanup is one step toward the city’s Zero Waste and Litter goals.”
So please – volunteer, guys!