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The program is designed to provide these tools quickly and efficiently to volunteers. CPP can also help coordinate the bagged trash pick up after the clean up is completed. Past projects have included clean ups in vacant lots, alleyways, parks, recreation centers, playgrounds, and residential blocks.

Filling out the CPP Form

Please fill out the CPP form completely and accurately. Missing or incomplete information can delay processing of the application. Be sure to include your contact information as well as the quantity of supplies you are requesting. Forms can be e-mailed, faxed to (215) 685-9557 or mailed to the following address:

Community Life Improvement Programs,
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd., Room 930
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Application Processing

After the application for supplies is submitted, a CPP representative will contact you to schedule a pick up time from our warehouse located at 4000 N. American St., 19140 (Enter on Luzerne St.). Next, CPP will coordinate the trash pick up if requested on the CPP form. Supply pick up times are Wednesday ― Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

IMPORTANT: Be sure to coordinate trash pick up before the event takes place. CPP is only responsible for picking up bagged trash from locations that have been previously determined by both the applicant and CPP. CPP will not pick up your trash if you did not use the program for your clean up or if you did not request the service on your supply request application. If you are not scheduling your trash pick-up through CPP, you must make your own arrangements with the Streets Dept. Sanitation unit to ensure that the trash is collected and removed.

Equipment Pick Up

On the day of the pick up, please arrive on time and make sure your vehicle has enough room for the supplies. A valid ID with address along with your completed CPP form must be presented before the tools can be issued.

Clean Up Day

After the clean up is over, place bagged trash on the nearest corner to the clean up site(s). Do not overfill trash bags with debris because they may break open. Please note that City crews responsible for collecting this trash operate from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. on Saturdays.

Equipment Return

CPP is a loan only program. Participants in this program do not keep the equipment. All equipment must be returned no later than the following Wednesday after the pick up date. Supply drop off times are Wednesday - Friday between 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

If you need additional time to return the tools, you must request that on the CPP form. This is a weekly program and if you are holding onto tools, you must resubmit an updated CPP form so that others may use the equipment.

Available Supplies

  • Leaf Rakes
  • Bow Rakes
  • Scoop Shovels
  • Digging Shovels
  • Sweep Brooms
  • Push Brooms
  • Sidewalk Edgers (manual)
  • Paper Trash Bags