Using the Litter Index, the Department of Streets picked neighborhoods to take part in the Mechanical Street Cleaning program. These neighborhoods have the highest concentration of litter and need more City services to keep them clean.
The 2023 Mechanical Street Cleaning program will run from April 3 through November 3.
Cleaning takes place Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. No service is performed on City-observed holidays, but crews resume cleaning the following week.
Currently, the Mechanical Street Cleaning program serves a select number of neighborhoods. The Department of Streets will expand the program to six additional areas beginning in July 2024.
|Frankford||Bridge to Adams from Griscom St. to Torresdale (map)|
|Germantown||Berkley to Chelten from Pulaski to Wakefield (map)|
|Kensington||2nd to Kensington from Tioga to Lehigh Ave. (map)|
|Logan||Godfrey to Roosevelt Blvd. from Broad to 5th (map)|
|Nicetown||Broad to Clarissa from Hunting Park to Windrim (map)|
|North Central||Broad to 22nd from Glenwood to Diamond (map)|
|Paschall||58th to 70th from Greenway to Dicks Ave. (map)|
|Point Breeze||Christian to McKean from Broad to 24th (map)|
|Port Richmond||Kensington to Aramingo from Tioga to Lehigh (map)|
|South||McKean to Oregon from 4th to 8th (map)|
|Southwest||Woodland to Kingsessing from 49th to Cemetery (map)|
|Strawberry Mansion||Diamond to Lehigh from Sedgley to 33rd (map)|
|West||Parkside to Spring Garden from 52nd to 40th (map)|
|West Fairhill||5th to 13th from Glenwood to Susquehanna (map)|
The Department of Streets has posted signs to alert motorists to move their vehicles during cleaning times. Mechanical Street Cleaning no-parking rules will be enforced in all service areas.
Residents should follow posted “no parking” signs to allow the mechanical broom to clean the roadways from curb to curb at the scheduled time. Cleaning times on streets are staggered and/or occur on alternate days to minimize inconvenience to residents.
When new service areas are added, residents should anticipate a 30-day warning period following the installation of any new signage. Residents should then move their vehicles as indicated.
Residents in the service areas are asked to:
For more information, read other residential trash and recycling rules.