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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, 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
  • Zero Waste Partnership
  • Community Composting Network and other food waste diversion programs
  • Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) Food Matters Regional Initiative
  • Support for Zero Waste policies, including the City’s plastic bag ban


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