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Deputy streets commissioner Carlton Williams

Mayor Nutter and InSinkErator Chairman Jerry Ryder in a 'throw down' at a demonstration sink, in the West Oak Lane section of Philadelphia. (Credit: Steve Tawa)

Pilot Program Will Measure How Green Garbage Disposals Can Be

The city of Philadelphia wants you to know that the garbage disposal in your sink can help reduce the trash stream by 10%. A pilot program will study how those food waste disposers can divert waste from landfills.

05/28/2012

Northeast Trash

Mobile, Solar-Powered Cameras May Answer A Long-Running Philadelphia Problem: Illegal Trash Dumping

The camera program came up at a city council committee hearing Friday convened on the vexing issue of illegal trash dumping.

05/12/2012

(Credit: Hadas Kuznits)

Thousands Of Volunteers Participate In Philly Spring Cleanup

Over 350 groups participated in the city’s fifth annual Philly Spring Cleanup.

04/14/2012

dog leaves

Crews To Collect Leaves For Next Six Weeks In Philadelphia

The latest tussle between City Council and the Nutter Administration involves leaves specifically whether the city will take care of leaf collection in the most tree-filled neighborhoods.

11/07/2010

Young Woman Works to Make Phila. Streets 'Filth Free'

Tired of seeing trash on Philadelphia streets? One Northeast woman decided to do something about it.

08/01/2010