Donald Carlton

(L-R, outside the new recycling center: Philadelphia streets commissioner David Perri; Sun Ray, the "Philadelphia More Beautiful" mascot; Curby Bucket, the city's recycling mascot; and deputy streets commissioner Donald Carlton.  Photo by Pat Loeb)

City Opens Its Fifth Large-Item Trash Dropoff Center, in West Philadelphia

“We see this, in its humble way, as a part of Earth Day, in keeping the environment and the streets of Philadelphia cleaner,” David Perri said at today’s dedication.

KYW Newsradio 1060–04/22/2015

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Philadelphia Offering Dozens of Locations For Christmas Tree Recycling

Trees that are recycled are used as compost at city parks and landscapes.

12/29/2014

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Philadelphia Streets Department Begins Annual Fall Leaf Collection Program

‘Tis the season….to be raking leaves. And in Philadelphia, the Streets Department has brought back curbside, mechanical leaf collection in certain neighborhoods.

11/12/2014

An example of illegal dumping near public litter baskets. (credit: Cherri Gregg)

Philadelphia’s Streets Department Increasing Effort To Stop Illegal Dumping

Illegal dumping around public litter baskets is becoming a big problem in Philadelphia and the streets department is stepping up its efforts to stop it.

08/29/2014