Pope in Philly: City changes Trash Pickup Schedule

As the city prepares to be showcased on the World Stage for the upcoming Papal Visit, Philadelphia’s Streets Department is making an effort to inform residents of the suspension of trash and recycling collections citywide on Friday, September 25 and Monday, September 28.

Residents with Friday and Monday collections must hold their materials until the followi6248051765_3e6d385da8_zng week. Many residents assume collections are cancelled just in Center City. Unfortunately, due to the scale of the event, all city sanitation crews will be deployed to work for both pre and post cleanup efforts.

To accommodate residents that cannot hold their materials, the department is extending the operating hours of the city’s five Sanitation Convenience Centers starting Tuesday, September 22 through Sunday, October 4 from 8am to 8pm. The centers will accept 24 bags per vehicle and an unlimited amount of recycled materials.

The closest center to Parkside is the West Philadelphia Location followed by the Southwest Philadelphia location. Let’s all do our part to ensure that our streets stay clean, during this important event, and for all of us in the days after!

List of Sanitation Convenience Centers:

  • West Philadelphia
    5100 Grays Ave.
    215-685-2600
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  • Strawberry Mansion
    2601 W. Glenwood Ave.
    215-685-3981
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  • Southwest Philadelphia
    3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave.
    215-685-4290
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  • Northwest Philadelphia
    300 block Domino Lane, near Umbria St.
    215-685-2502
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  • Northeast Philadelphia
    State Rd. & Ashburner St.
    215-685-8072
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