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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 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.

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

  • Jun
    11
    PMBC Clean Block Cleanup
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    PMBC Clean Block Cleanup

    June 11, 2022
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours
    The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) will host neighborhood cleanups in the 2nd, 7th, 8th and 15th 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
  • Jun
    18
    PMBC Clean Block Event
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    PMBC Clean Block Event

    June 18, 2022
    9:00 am to 2:00 pm, 5 hours

    The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) will host neighborhood cleanups in the 12th, 16th, 18th and 19th 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
  • Jun
    18
    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm
    300 Domino Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128, USA

    Household Hazardous Waste Collection Event

    June 18, 2022
    9:00 am to 3:00 pm, 6 hours
    300 Domino Ln, Philadelphia, PA 19128, 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

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