Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 01 to noon on Tuesday, March 02

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines and reserve your place in line. Sign up today!

Department of Streets

Ensuring clean, green, and safe streets for the people of Philadelphia.

Department of Streets

Trash & recycling Trash and recycling collections are delayed in some areas. Set materials out on scheduled 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 accidents.
  • 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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Looking for more information?

You can find more about the Department of Streets on their legacy website.

Want timely updates?

StreetSmartPHL

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

Go to StreetSmartPHL

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