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Zero Waste initiatives

Moving the City of Philadelphia toward a Zero Waste future.


The City of Philadelphia’s Zero Waste initiatives engage residents, businesses and institutions, and City departments in reducing and diverting waste away from the trash to meet the City’s long-term Zero Waste goal.

Zero Waste initiatives include the following:

  • Municipal Building Waste Audit Program
  • Zero Waste Partnership Program
  • Community Composting Network and other food waste diversion programs
  • C40 Thriving Cities Initiative
  • National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Food Matters Regional Initiative
  • Supporting Zero Waste policies, including the City’s Plastic Bag Ban


1515 Arch St.
13th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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