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Mechanical Street Cleaning

Phase 2 pilot

Using the Litter Index, the Streets Department picked 14 neighborhoods to take part in the second phase of the Mechanical Street Cleaning pilot. These neighborhoods have the highest concentration of litter and need more City services to keep them clean.

Pilot areas

Neighborhood Pilot boundaries Start week for pilot
North Central Broad to 22nd from Glenwood to Diamond (map) August 9, 2021
South McKean to Oregon from 4th to 8th (map) August 9, 2021
Southwest Woodland to Kingsessing from 49th to Cemetery (map) August 9, 2021
Strawberry Mansion Diamond to Lehigh from Sedgley to 33rd (map) August 9, 2021
Frankford Bridge to Adams from Griscom St. to Torresdale To be announced
Germantown Berkley to Chelten from Pulaski to Wakefield To be announced
Kensington 2nd to Kensington from Tioga to Lehigh Ave. To be announced
Logan Godfrey to Roosevelt Blvd. from Broad to 5th To be announced
Nicetown Broad to Clarissa from Hunting Park to Windrim To be announced
Paschall 58th to 70th from Greenway to Dicks Ave. To be announced
Point Breeze Christian to McKean from Broad to 24th To be announced
Port Richmond Kensington to Aramingo from Tioga to Lehigh To be announced
West Fairhill 5th to 13th from Glenwood to Susquehanna To be announced
West Parkside to Girard from 52nd to 40th To be announced


Mechanical street cleaning takes place Monday through Thursday, between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m., from April 1 through November 30. No service is performed on City-observed holidays, but crews resume cleaning the following week.

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.

How residents can help

Residents in the phase 2 pilot areas are asked to:

  • Follow posted “no parking” signs.
  • Place trash and recycling collections out on designated day at an authorized location according to the City’s seasonal collection schedule.
  • Place trash and recycling collections out in proper containers or bags to prevent spillage.
  • Only set out household trash for pick up.
  • Sweep sidewalks and gather debris. Do not sweep into the street.

Read other residential trash and recycling rules.