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Department of Streets

Trash & recycling Trash and recycling collections are on a holiday schedule. Set materials out one day behind your regular day.

What we do

The Department of Streets designs, builds, and repairs the City’s streets and roadways. In addition to picking up trash and recycling, we maintain and operate street lights and traffic control devices.

To help keep the City of Philadelphia clean, safe, and moving, we:

  • Construct and maintain 320 bridges and 2,525 miles of streets and highways.
  • Gather data on traffic and evaluate causes of crashes.
  • Manage programs like the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee and SWEEP.
  • Provide all surveying functions for the City of Philadelphia.
  • Plan the location, time, and methods for street reconstruction.

Connect

Address
1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
7th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102-1676
Phone: 311
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StreetSmartPHL

Want timely updates?

Get up-to-date information on trash and recycling pickup, street and sidewalk closure permits, and paving operations.

Go to StreetSmartPHL

Events

  • Jul
    14
    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    July 14, 2022
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    8401 State Rd., Philadelphia, PA 19136, USA
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    Residents can properly dispose of household hazardous waste items safely at one of the City's Household Hazardous Waste Collection (HHW) Event. Registration is required to participate. For a list of the type of items that can be dropped off visit HHW website
  • Jul
    16
    PMBC Clean Block Cleanup
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    PMBC Clean Block Cleanup

    July 16, 2022
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours

    The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) will host neighborhood cleanups in the 24th and 25th Police Districts. PMBC Clean Block Officers help coordinate cleaning activities with registered Block Captains and their neighbors. Block Captains are provided limited cleaning tools and supplies to support cleanup efforts. Litter and trash is collected by the Streets Department's Sanitation Division after the clean up. Interested participants should contact PMBC at 215-685-3981 three weeks in advance of the scheduled cleanup date.

    To learn more, visit PMBC's website
  • Jul
    23
    PMBC Clean Block Cleanup
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    PMBC Clean Block Cleanup

    July 23, 2022
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours

    The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) will host neighborhood cleanups in the 1st, 3rd and 17th Police Districts. PMBC Clean Block Officers help coordinate cleaning activities with registered Block Captains and their neighbors. Block Captains are provided limited cleaning tools and supplies to support cleanup efforts. Litter and trash is collected by the Streets Department's Sanitation Division after the clean up. Interested participants should contact PMBC at 215-685-3981 three weeks in advance of the scheduled cleanup date.

    To learn more, visit PMBC's website

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