Each year, the Department of Streets partners with neighborhood block captains to clean streets as part of the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Clean Block Schedule.

All 2023 Clean Block events take place on Saturdays.

2023 PMBC Clean Block Schedule (sorted by police district):
Date Police Districts
March 4th Block Captain Rally
March 11th 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th
March 18th 1st, 3rd, 17th
March 25th 6th, 9th, 22nd, 26th
April 15th 5th, 14th, 35th, 39th
April 22nd 24th, 25th
April 29th 2nd, 7th, 8th, 15th
May 6th 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th
May 13th 1st, 3rd, 17th
May 20th 6th, 9th, 22nd, 26th
June 10th 5th, 14th, 35th, 39th
June 17th 24th, 25th
July 15th 2nd, 7th, 8th, 15th
July 22nd 12th, 16th, 18th, 19th
July 29th 1st, 3rd, 17th
August 5th 6th, 9th, 22nd, 26th
August 12th 5th, 14th, 35th, 39th
August 19th 24th, 25th
August 26th 2nd, 7th, 8th, 15th

Registered block captains should contact their PMBC Clean Block Officer to schedule a cleaning.

How to participate

  • Call at least three weeks before the listed cleaning date for your police district.
  • Residents should contact their block captain for event details.

Cleaning tips

  • All debris should be bagged and placed at either end of the block for pick up.
  • No bulk or household trash will be collected during the Saturday Clean Block cleanups.
  • Do not sweep trash or dirt into inlets.
  • Streets should not be blocked off with parked cars during cleaning.
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee works with registered block captains to keep city blocks clean and green.
PMBC assists block captains with organizing cleanups. Block captains are provided cleaning tools, information, and guidance on City services.