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Community Partnership Program

Loaning tools and supplies to volunteers who want to clean and maintain their neighborhoods.


The Community Partnership Program (CPP) loans equipment and supplies for cleanup events. CPP also coordinates bagged trash pick-up after a cleanup event. You can borrow tools and get trash picked up for cleanups in:

  • Vacant lots.
  • Alleyways.
  • Parks.
  • Recreation centers.
  • Playgrounds.
  • Residential blocks.


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Room 930
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Process and eligibility

To borrow cleanup supplies, you must fill out the Supply Request Form. Supplies are available citywide to community groups, businesses, homeowners, and renters.

Available supplies

  • Leaf rakes
  • Bow rakes
  • Scoop shovels
  • Digging shovels
  • Sweep brooms
  • Push brooms
  • Sidewalk edgers (manual)
  • Paper trash bags


Fill out the CPP form completely and accurately. Include your contact information as well as the quantity of supplies you are requesting. You can use the online form, fax them to (215) 685-9557, or mail them to the following address:

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

Picking up equipment

After you submit the application, a CPP representative will contact you to schedule a pick-up time from our warehouse. Our warehouse is located at 4000 N. American St. Enter on Luzerne Street.

Arrive on time to pick up the equipment, and make sure your vehicle has enough room for the supplies. You must present a valid ID with address along with your completed form before we can issue the tools.

Cleanup day

We've put together a list of best practices to help you run an effective cleanup.

Supply pick-up times are Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. If you requested it, CPP will coordinate the trash pickup.

After the cleanup is over, place bagged trash on the nearest corner to the cleanup site. CPP will only pick up bagged trash from locations that have been agreed on before the cleanup. Do not overfill trash bags with debris because they may break open.

Returning equipment

You must return all equipment no later than the Wednesday after the pick-up date. Supply drop off times are Wednesday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

If you need more time to return the tools, you must request it by resubmitting the CPP form.

Request cleanup tools and supplies

For your community's cleanup event.