Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.

COVID-19 vaccine

The vaccine is now available for certain groups. Learn more about the City’s plans for distributing vaccines and reserve your place in line. Sign up today!

Trash, recycling & city upkeep

Get a recycling bin

Residential households can pick up a recycling bin at one of the City’s six sanitation convenience centers. Only one bin will be provided per visit. Each residential address can receive two bins per year.


Only Philadelphia residents are eligible for a City-provided recycling bin.

Rental property owners or managers should contact the Recycling Office at (215) 686-5444.


The Department of Streets provides recycling bins at no cost to City residents.

Where and when

Click on a location, or check the table, for the address and phone number. We recommend that you call ahead to ensure availability before you go to pick up a bin.