As part of the Philadelphia Resilience Project, the City undertook its second large-scale cleanup on Kensington Avenue and the surrounding area on December 8. Over three hours, 113 staff from multiple city agencies and 87 volunteers worked to clean areas around schools in the Kensington area.

In total, two large-scale City-organized cleanups have taken place since Mayor Jim Kenney issued an Executive Order to tackle the opioid epidemic.

Outcomes of the Philadelphia Resilience Project’s cleanup efforts to date include:

  • Towed 126 abandoned vehicles
  • Issued 145 abandoned vehicle warnings
  • Swept 32.5 miles of streets with mechanical broom trucks
  • Cleaned 21 illegal dumps
  • Cleaned and sealed 59 open properties
  • Abated 5959 areas with graffiti
  • Painted 23 doors and windows
  • Abated 339 vacant lots
  • Completed 326 community service projects
  • Lent out cleanup supplies to 57 groups
  • Issued 12 tickets for illegal dumping
  • Cleaned 100 stormwater inlets
  • Collected 236 bags from parks
  • Resolved 824 Philly311 quality of life complaints

The Philadelphia Resilience Project is the City of Philadelphia’s emergency response to combat the opioid epidemic. Representatives of 35 City departments, offices, and agencies have been activated to carry out the directives outlined in Mayor Kenney’s Opioid Emergency Response Executive Order 3-18.