PhilaCan Trash Receptacle Program
From November 2018 through May 2019, the NCSSD participated in an experimental program managed by the Philadelphia Streets Department called PhilaCan, which provided 35-gallon trash receptacles to homeowners who wished to conveniently store trash in front of their properties between trash collection days. More cans on each block mean less litter on each street—a win for all of us.
This project was developed in response to a Philadelphia study that determined trash cans with lids could help reduce the city’s litter problem—and the fact that ours is currently the only major U.S. city without a municipal street-sweeping program.
Visit PhilaCan for details. Restrictions apply.
To report dumping or littering, call 311.
In response to community feedback, students moving into the residential areas surrounding Temple’s campus will be given information on recycling and trash collection so they clearly understand when they should put out trash for pickup and what types of containers should be used. Temple’s Office of Sustainability also distributes recycling bins to students living near campus as part of the Good Neighbor Initiative at the beginning of each academic year.