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09/23/2016
Kudos from 311 [Kudos]
Caller would like to thank the sanitation workers today. She stated they were very kind to her (she is a senior citizen). They helped her with her trash and were very respectful. She just wanted to say thank you...thank you..thank you.
09/19/2016
Kudos from Twitter [Kudos]
Big thanks @PhilaStreets & #sanitation volunteering on a Saturday to clean 2 dumping spots! @philly311 @PhillyMayor
09/16/2016
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) to Host 2016 Clean Block Contest [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA - On Saturday, September 17, Deputy Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams, along with Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Administrator Dawn Woods will kick off the 2016 Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee Annual Clean Block Contest at PMBC headquarters located at 2601 West Glenwood Avenue. The kick-off and orientation for contest judges begins at 9:00 AM.
09/09/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON SOUTH STREET FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 12 - Evening Work Scheduled [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on various blocks of South Street on Monday, September 12 between 6pm and 11pm, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll today. The work is being performed while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews, weather permitting
08/18/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES EVENING DEMOLITION FOR THE W.SEDGLEY AVENUE BRIDGE REPLACEMENT PROJECT [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Demolition of the West Sedgley Avenue Bridge located between of 7th Street and 9th Street will begin on Monday, August 22, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today. The work will be performed between the hours of 6:00 pm and 6:00 am. The bridge demolition is expected to be completed by August 27.
08/18/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ROADWORK REPAIRS ON FRANKFORD AVENUE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department will repair Frankford Avenue between Lehigh Avenue and Girard Avenue today, Thursday, August 18 between 4PM and 10PM, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today. This work will result in intermittent closures to traffic
08/17/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES REPAIR WORK FOR NORTHBOUND GYPSY LANE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Northbound Gypsy Lane will be closed for roadway repairs from 8AM, Wednesday, August 17, until 4PM, Monday, August 22, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today. These repairs are being made to improve the driving surface of the road.
08/15/2016
kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@philly311 the @PhilaStreets guys are my heroes for taking neighbors horrid trash pile today.
08/12/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES TRAFFIC SAFETY PILOT PROJECT FOR NORTH 5TH STREET [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today that a Traffic Safety Pilot Project will be implemented, starting Saturday, August 13 on North 5th Street between Fairmount Avenue and Girard Avenue. This represents the latest iteration of measures that have been undertaken during the last few months following ongoing engagement with the community this past spring.
08/12/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION ON THE WEST GIRARD AVENUE STREETSCAPE PROJECT [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today that a Notice to Proceed will be issued to A. P. Construction Inc. for the West Girard Avenue Streetscape Project which will extend from 31st Street to Poplar Street along Girard Avenue. The project will begin Monday, August 15. Construction is expected to be completed by December 2016. Work will take place from 7:00am to 4:00pm each day.
08/11/2016
kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@philly311 @PhilaStreets I saw the gentleman topping off the Macadam and thanked him for his work; prompt response on a hot day, thanks! : )
08/10/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
#shoutout to @PhilaStreets for my #awesome trash men for their #outstanding service today! You guys rock! #Thank you.
08/08/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
Resident placed a pothole repair request and 3 days later, getting repaired. Thanks.
08/08/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES RESURFACING SCHEDULE FOR TYSON AVENUE [Alert]
Philadelphia – Beginning Wednesday, August 10, temporary nighttime street closures and parking restrictions will be in place on Tyson Avenue, from Roosevelt Boulevard to Torresdale Avenue, to accommodate street resurfacing, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today.
08/03/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE SEDGLEY AVENUE BRIDGE PROJECT [Alert]
Philadelphia – The Sedgley Avenue Bridge between 7th Street and 9th Street in North Philadelphia will undergo a complete reconstruction, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today. The Notice to Proceed has been issued to South State, Inc. for the reconstruction of the Sedgley Avenue Bridge. Starting on Monday, August 8, the existing bridge will be completely closed to traffic by 7:00am when construction will begin on the bridge. Construction is expected to be completed by end of the year.
08/03/2016
Kudos via 311 [Kudos]
Resident from 2600 block of S. Colorado Street reports she appreciates the sanitation workers who service her area. She wants the City to take notice of them. She says they do their job well, and no one ever praises the sanitation workers, but they work really hard in all weather conditions, and she loves the way they are respectful and care about the residents.
07/29/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
DNC
07/28/2016
Kudos via email [Kudos]
The rubbish crews are the best crews in the city.
07/21/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 21 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City today, July 21, between 4pm and 12am, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll today. The work is being performed while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews, weather permitting.
07/20/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@PhilaStreets I called this a.m. about a collection issue. It was handled professionally and swiftly!! Thanks, guys!!
07/18/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES ROADWORK REPAIRS OF 1800 PINE STREET [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – The 1800 block of Pine Street will be closed starting today, July 18, at 6:00pm until 4:00pm Friday, July 22 for roadway repairs. These repairs are being made as a result of roadway defects, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll. Motorists are encouraged to use Locust Street or Bainbridge Street.
07/18/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Hi! I wanted to know if it's the same group of trash men/recyclable collectors on my street every week. We've thrown away A LOT of stuff the last few weeks and they always take everything and on top of it, wave to my 1 year old so pleasantly who loves them. I wanted to show some gratitude but wanted to make sure it was to the right men. I live on 1800 Stanwood Street, 19152. Thank you!
07/15/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Many thanks to the hardworking crews who care for our street. We are near Shawmont school in Roxborough. The guys are so kind to me (when I'm running trash out last minute) and my kids (honking and waving).
07/15/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
How do I find out what crew is assigned to my street to pick up trash? The crew that does our street is a great example of kindness, thoroughness, and helpfulness and my kids LOVE to watch them. I appreciate their weekly good example to my kids of what it looks like to have a good work ethic. I want to make sure that their overseers know that this crew is dong their job well!
07/14/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 14 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, July 14, between 4pm and 12am, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll today. The work is being performed while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews, weather permitting.
07/14/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, JULY 14 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, July 14, between 4pm and 12am, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll today. The work is being performed while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews, weather permitting.
07/14/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Awesome crew from the streets dept worked great together today to fix our street, little job turned into a big job, they really knew what they were doing and did it well. Thanks guys... Now let's hope no rain, so asphalt can be poured quickly!
07/05/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Thanks to the Streets Dept. crew who came last week and cleaned up the mess someone left on the corner of 22nd and Catherine. You all are great---much appreciated!!
07/01/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
​The employees on trash truck #165078 are very good! They pick up what they drop & don't throw cans.
06/29/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 30 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, June 30, from 4pm and 12am, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll today. The work will be performed, weather permitting, while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews.
06/21/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE [Alert]
Temporary closure scheduled from Wednesday, June 22 to Thursday, June 23 PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbrier Drive will be closed to all traffic from approximately 9:00 PM on Wednesday, June 22 to 5:00 AM on Thursday, June 23, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll today.
06/08/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON MARTIN LUTHER KING DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Martin Luther King Drive (formerly West River Drive) between the Art Museum Circle and Sweetbrier Drive will be closed to all traffic from Thursday, June 9, from approximately 9:00 PM until Friday, June 10, at 5:00 AM, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll today. The following temporary restrictions are scheduled to be in effect:
06/08/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, JUNE 9 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, June 9, between 4pm and 12am, announced Acting Streets Commissioner Michael A. Carroll today. The work is being performed while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews, weather permitting.
05/25/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT REOPENS WILLOW GROVE AVENUE BRIDGE WITH RIBBON-CUTTING CEREMONY [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today that the Willow Grove Avenue Bridge over SEPTA, adjacent to St. Martins Station, officially re-opened on Wednesday, May 25 following a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11:30am. Acting Commissioner Carroll was joined by Managing Director Michael DiBerardinis and Deputy Managing Director Clarena Tolson, along with members from the Chestnut Hill community. The reconstruction project began in December 2014.
05/24/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
I just watched our trash pickup and the crew this week was great. They didn't leave anything behind AND they didn't throw the trash barrels, like most crews do. These guys up-ended barrels to make sure everything was taken. Hope to see this crew more often!
05/24/2016
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Willow Grove Avenue Bridge [Alert]
EVENT: Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Willow Grove Avenue Bridge WHEN: Wednesday, May 25, 2016, 11:30am WHERE: 301 W. Willow Grove Avenue
05/19/2016
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE TYSON AVENUE SIGNAL IMPROVEMENT AND RESURFACING PROJECT [Press Release]
Construction to Begin June 2016 through Fall 2017 Philadelphia – Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today that the Notice to Proceed was issued on May 9, 2016 to Seravalli Inc. Contractors for the Tyson Avenue Signal Improvement and Resurfacing Project. This project will affect Tyson Avenue from Rising Sun Avenue to Torresdale Avenue. Construction activities are anticipated to start in June 2016 and be completed by Fall 2017.
05/19/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, MAY 19 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA - The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, May 19, from 4pm and 12am, Acting Streets Commissioner Michael Carroll announced today. The work will be performed, weather permitting, while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crew
05/16/2016
Kudos Via 311 [Kudos]
Caller wanted to compliment the sanitation workers for the wonderful job they did on Cottage St. She said they went above and beyond their duty.
05/13/2016
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan [In The News]
Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee’s (PMBC) Saturday Clean Block Caravan visits Block Captains and their volunteers cleaning in the 14th, 35th, and 39th Police Districts
05/12/2016
Kudos Via 311 [Kudos]
Recycling truck knocked over recycle bin by accident, the worker picked up all of the recycling out of a huge puddle and threw it into the truck, cleaned up everything. The constituent says thank you for doing a good job!
05/12/2016
Kudos Via 311 [Kudos]
Constituent said that recycling worker handed his recycling bin to him in his doorway, the worker also placed a recycling bin over the fence for an elderly woman on Ditman St. He thanked the worker, because what he did was very nice. It was pouring rain and the constituent was very grateful, so grateful that he wanted to notify the worker's supervisor of his kindness.
05/10/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CLOSURE FOR 2000 BLOCK OF EAST VENANGO STREET [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA –The 2000 block of East Venango Street from Emerald Street to Frankford Avenue will be fully closed from 9:00AM, Wednesday, May 11 to 4:00PM, Thursday, May 12 to perform ditch restoration roadway repairs, the Streets Department announced today. The street is expected to be re-opened by Thursday evening when the work is completed. There will be no posted detour. The Streets Department is coordinating with SEPTA on this detour.
05/06/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON 22nd STREET, BETWEEN YORK STREET AND SEDGLEY AVENUE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – 22nd Street, between York Street and Sedgley Avenue, will be closed temporarily on Saturday, May 7th, the Streets Department announced today. The following temporary full closure is scheduled to be in effect from approximately 7:00 AM to 2:00 PM on Saturday. If the project proceeds faster than anticipated, the roadway may open earlier.
05/04/2016
CITY CELEBRATES INTERNATIONAL BIKE TO SCHOOL DAY [Press Release]
In celebration of ‘International Bike to School Day’ on Wednesday, May 4th, Deputy Managing Director Clarena Tolson invites Philadelphians to buckle their helmets, pump up their tires, and safely ride their bikes today and every day. On May 4th and every day, drivers should drive slowly on our neighborhood streets, in order to keep Philadelphia children who bike and walk safe.
04/27/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE NORTH 22ND STREET STREETSCAPE PROJECT [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today that a Notice to Proceed has been issued to Tony DePaul and Son General Contractors for the North 22nd Street Streetscape Project. The limit of work for this project is North 22nd Street from Lehigh Avenue to Allegheny Avenue. Construction is expected to start by tomorrow, Thursday, April 28, 2016.
04/27/2016
Kudos via Nextdoor [Kudos]
Sending a note of appreciation for the information you provided me about this past weekend's event at the Streets Dept. Training Center at State Road & Ashburner. The employees here have always been outstanding. Even 'tho the weather was not good, everything went smoothly, it was so well-organized & the lines moved quickly. My family is very appreciative for the opportunity to dispose of these kinds of materials in a safe way. Sincere thanks for everyone's dedicated efforts.
04/21/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES WORK ON CENTER CITY STREETS FOR THURSDAY, APRIL 21 [Alert]
The Streets Department will be performing road maintenance work on a number of streets in Center City on Thursday, April 21, between 4pm and 12am, Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today. The work is being performed while there is less vehicular traffic and for the safety of work crews.
04/14/2016
CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN ON THE PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE PARKING, PEDESTRIAN, BICYCLE IMPROVEMENTS PROJECTS [Press Release]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton announced today that the Notice to Proceed has been issued to Tony DePaul and Son General Contractors for the Pennsylvania Avenue Parking, Pedestrian, and Bicycle Improvements Project. This project will affect Pennsylvania Avenue from Spring Garden Street to 22nd Street. Construction is expected to start by the end of this month and proceed in phases through the Summer and Fall of 2016.
04/14/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES EVENING CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES FOR THE 41ST STREET BRIDGE REPLACEMENT [Alert]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today that the final stage of demolition of the 41st Street Bridge in West Philadelphia will begin on Sunday night, April 17. In particular, contractor will remove the existing bridge piers adjacent to the Amtrak tracks.
04/13/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT CELEBRATES EARTH MONTH WITH EXPANSION OF ITS 2016 YARD WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA - Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today that, in honor of Earth Month, the Streets Department will expand its 2016 Yard Waste Recycling Program by offering 23 citywide locations for residents to drop-off their yard waste. Residents may drop off their materials to be recycled on two Saturdays, April 16 and April 30 during the hours of 9am to 3pm. This special service is being provided as an environmentally safe alternative for the disposal of yard waste. The celebration took place at the Northeast Sanitation Convenience Center located at State Road and Ashburner Street at 1pm.
04/12/2016
Kudos via 311 [Kudos]
Resident from 400 block of W. Abbottsford Avenue says, "They are excellent with picking up trash on the street while collecting the weekly trash."
04/11/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
S/O to @PhilaStreets for getting 16th & Market Streets spotless by 3pm.
04/07/2016
9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup: Postponed Until Saturday, April 16 [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA (April 7, 2016): Due to the forecasted inclement weather, the Streets Department has made the decision to postpone the 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup until Saturday, April 16.
04/07/2016
Kudos Via 311 [Kudos]
Customer called to say thank you from the neighbors of 6100 block N 17th for repairing our street light the same day. They are so thankful, now it is nice and bright!
04/07/2016
Kudos Via 311 [Kudos]
Customer would like to thank the Streets Department for filling a pothole in front of property.
04/07/2016
Kudos via 311 [Kudos]
On recycling and rubbish both crews saw me with a walker and they came over to assist me and help me with getting my recycling and rubbish down and even helped me with getting the can back up to my drive. They were very helpful and assisted an elderly citizen.
04/06/2016
RESURFACING WORK CONTINUES AROUND CITY HALL [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA - In late March, PennDOT began milling Penn Square around City Hall in preparation for pavement resurfacing. In early April, PennDOT will be paving and restriping the square. The pavement markings will be upgraded to clarify complex vehicular merges and decision points. In addition, all existing pedestrian crosswalks will be restriped, and a pavement marked buffered bicycle lane will be added along the 15th Street side of Penn Square. The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.
04/06/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT’S 2016 YARD WASTE RECYCLING PROGRAM [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA - Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today that the Streets Department will host the 2016 Yard Waste Recycling Program by offering 23 citywide locations for residents to drop-off their yard waste. Residents may drop off their materials to be recycled on two Saturdays, April 16 and April 30 during the hours of 9am to 3pm. This special service is being provided as an environmentally safe alternative for the disposal of yard waste.
03/31/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@LeaveMeAtGMas: Oh, just sittng on the stoop @PhilaStreets #trashdayisthebest
03/30/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT EMERGENCY CLOSURE OF WALNUT STREET [Alert]
Temporary closure of street on Thursday, March 31 PHILADELPHIA –Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today the 4900 block of Walnut Street is currently restricted to one lane and will be fully closed from 6AM to 6PM, Thursday, March 31 to perform emergency roadway repairs. When the work is completed on Thursday evening, the street should re-open to one lane. Traffic will be detoured onto Spruce Street. The Streets Department is coordinating with SEPTA and PennDOT on this detour. The Streets Department thanks citizens in advance for their patience and cooperation during this project.
03/24/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT ANNOUNCES THE REOPENING OF THE FALLS BRIDGE OVER THE SCHUYLKILL RIVER [Alert]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today that construction activity on the Falls Bridge over the Schuylkill River has been completed, and the bridge will reopen to vehicular traffic on Friday, March 25. It will be open by the morning rush hour.
03/23/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT KICKS OFF CLEANING SEASON AT ANNUAL BLOCK CAPTAIN RALLY [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA, PA - The Philadelphia Streets Department will kick off the 2016 cleaning season at Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC)‘s annual Block Captain Rally. The rally will take place on Saturday, March 19 at the Pennsylvania Convention Center. More than 1,200 Block Captains and residents are expected to attend the event, at which city officials will acknowledge their hard work in keeping their blocks and neighborhoods clean throughout the year. Attendees will also participate in several resource workshops and have the opportunity to meet and talk with representatives from City departments and organizations.
03/17/2016
Kudos from 311 [Kudos]
Caller states that the worker assisted in putting out two large bags that she could not lift because she is a senior. He went above and beyond and assisted her, and she wanted to say thank you. Caller wants to know his name so she can personally thank him.
03/10/2016
Block Captain Rally to Kick Off Philadelphia’s Cleaning Season [Alert]
Block Captain Rally to Kick Off Philadelphia’s Cleaning Season WHAT: More than 1,200 Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Block Captains will join the Philadelphia Streets Department as they kick off the 2016 spring cleaning season at the annual Block Captain Rally. WHEN: Saturday, March 19 Tabling and Workshops: 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
03/10/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES MAINTENANCE WORK ON LINCOLN DRIVE [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Traffic on Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/Kelly Drive will be restricted to one lane for both the southbound and northbound directions on Friday, March 11 from 10AM to 2PM for manhole inspections, Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today.
03/09/2016
Mayor Kenney Announces 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA (March 09, 2016): Mayor Jim Kenney and the Philadelphia Streets Department kicked off the countdown to the 9th Annual Philly Spring Cleanup with an outdoor celebration on Wednesday, March 9 at 1:30 p.m. at the Strawberry Mansion Sanitation Convenience Center. The Center is located at 2601 W. Glenwood Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19121. The 2016 cleanup itself will be held across the entire city one month later, on Saturday, April 9. Residents can volunteer for a Philly Spring Cleanup project online at www.PhillySpringCleanup.com.
03/09/2016
Kudos via Twitter by PPD 25th District [Kudos]
Sent on 3/8/16: @philly311 @PhilaStreets - 2900 Masher St. NW corner, can we get this cleaned up? https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdC4EO5W0AA8gPu.jpg:large Sent on 3/9/16: @311NLP @PhilaStreets - Thank you for your quick response on this issue. https://pbs.twimg.com/media/CdHuCweWIAAZ_DC.jpg:large
03/04/2016
Kudos via 311 [Kudos]
I am disabled and the recycling truck workers are very courteous, they always help me with my recycling bin. I appreciate and commend them.
03/04/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
My compliments to the trash collectors that brushed the snow off my car today. They were very respectful and friendly to this senior citizen.
03/04/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@TTFWatershed: To @PhilaStreets: TY for sweeping around @PhilaParkandRec #TaconyCreekPark this am! @PhillyH2O #cleanwatersPHL
03/03/2016
More Americans recycle than vote. But we have to do better. [In The News]
Throughout much of 2015, negative stories and shortsighted opinion pieces on recycling dotted national and local media. The stories, including a particularly exasperating editorial by John Tierney in The New York Times, mostly stemmed from reports on the historic low-market values for recyclables, and called into question recycling’s overall viability. The most egregious claim is that recycling doesn’t pay. Tierney writes, “Despite decades of exhortations and mandates, it’s still typically more expensive for municipalities to recycle household waste than to send it to a landfill.” As the City of Philadelphia’s recycling director, I can tell you that’s simply not true. I see the numbers every day, and investing in recycling is still the right choice. Even with historic low markets for materials, the city’s recycling program should save us $3.5 million this year.
02/22/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
I live on the 400 block of Evergreen Avenue in the Roxborough section of Philly. I would like to take the time to thank the men who collect the recycles on our street. Some of us are elderly and after they dump the recycles into the truck they slide the bin up the drive ways so they are closer to our houses. My driveway is very long and some of us have sloping driveways so this is of great help. Thank you.
02/17/2016
For new streets commissioner, it all started on the back of a trash truck [In The News]
He’s in a plush corner office now, overlooking Center City Philadelphia, far from the pungent odor of trash, raging blizzards, unbearable heat, large scurrying rodents and the drug dealers who once stopped him at gunpoint. Yet the rhythm of routine hasn’t left Donald Carlton, nor has his penchant for the streets.
02/04/2016
Kudos via Twitter - Traffic Light Repair [Kudos]
Wow, fixed! Phenomenal response to Twitter complaints. Thanks for listening! xo
02/02/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Recycling pickup today (Monday) did a great job despite the fact that most residents overfilled their bins. I thought for sure the boxes, papers, bottles would have been thrown into the street but, no, the workers did an excellent job of emptying all recyclables into the truck. Thanks.
02/01/2016
Kudos via Twitter - Sanitation Employee [Kudos]
Thanks to the sanitation workers who helped my daughter at 63rd & Lancaster. Her car got stuck on a brick-filled cone #actofkindness
01/28/2016
Kudos via Twitter from Councilman Bobby Henon [Kudos]
@BobbyHenon: I want to thank all of the great @PhilaStreets employees who have worked tirelessly this week clearing snow and collecting trash. Great job!
01/28/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@PhilaStreets KUDOS to the Philadelphia Streets Department for the great job in removing the snow of the streets!!
01/28/2016
Kudos via Twitter from Mayor Kenney [Kudos]
@PhillyMayor: My thanks to all the agencies that worked together including @PhilaStreets, @philly311, @PhilaParking to clear snow.
01/28/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
I just want to give a big thanks to you guys. Today, on my scheduled trash pickup day, both my trash and recycling were collected in a super timely fashion, despite the mess that remains from the storm. Thank you for all your hard work. Also, thank you for plowing my block numerous times. Even though my car was blocked by the snow from the plow, I'm not complaining because I'm thankful that my street is drivable.
01/28/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
You did an excellent job this storm. With the amount of snow that fell you actually plowed our street and to my surprise it was salted today! In the more than 15 years that I have lived here, this is the first time I can say your department did an excellent job. Thanks to all of the Streets Department workers that have been tirelessly working to get the streets clear. I don't think people know what goes into the removal effort.
01/27/2016
Kudos via Twitter [Kudos]
@PhilaStreets: KUDOS to the Philadelphia Streets Department for the great job in removing the snow off the streets!!
01/27/2016
Kudos via Facebook [Kudos]
Shout out to @ucdphl and @PhilaStreets. Bike lanes on Walnut are pristine. #bikephilly
01/26/2016
Kudos via Twitter - Snow Storm Efforts [Kudos]
Our @PhilaStreets crew are literally working around the clock to recover from this massive storm. Glad to hear it!
01/26/2016
Kudos via Email - Employee [Kudos]
Rod M. came to my rescue while I was in the bitter cold wind and snow, he helped me dig out my stuck car, get to the side, and then get behind him so I could safely get to a main road. Because of him, I was able to safely get to my job at the hospital. I don't know what I would have done if Rod hadn't saved me. This exceptional employee is a role model of excellent customer service and dedication to the community. He went above and beyond to help a total stranger. Words cannot express my gratitude.
01/26/2016
Kudos via Facebook - Snow Storm efforts [Kudos]
Residents posted on Facebook to say THANK YOU to the men and women of the Streets Dept. that have been working around the clock away from their families since before this storm has even started and will continue to do so until the roads are cleared!
01/25/2016
Kudos via Email - Snow Storm Efforts [Kudos]
OUTSTANDING JOB!!! Thank you for a fantastic job dealing with this storm! Please commend plow and salting operators, dispatchers and coordinators !!! Sincerely appreciated !!!
01/21/2016
Snow Removal Contracting Opportunities [Alert]
The City has received requests for snow removal contracting opportunities. The following contractors hold the existing snow removal contracts for the Streets Department.
01/20/2016
STREETS ANNOUNCES CONSTRUCTION TO BEGIN FOR THE REHABILITATION OF THE FALLS BRIDGE [Alert]
Philadelphia – Streets Commissioner Donald D. Carlton announced today that on-site construction activity will commence on Monday, January 25 for the rehabilitation work on the Falls Bridge over the Schuylkill River.
01/15/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CLOSURE OF HAGY’S MILL ROAD [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA – Hagy’s Mill Road – from Spring Lane to Port Royal Ave. – will be closed for vegetation removal on Monday, January 18, Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton announced today.
01/15/2016
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHEDULES CLOSURE OF HAGY’S MILL ROAD - Temporary closure on Monday, January 18 [Press Release]
PHILADELPHIA – Hagy’s Mill Road – from Spring Lane to Port Royal Ave. – will be closed for vegetation removal on Monday, January 18, Streets Commissioner Donald Carlton announced today.
01/08/2016
Kudos via Twitter - Street Cleaning [Kudos]
Thanks for street sweeping the Eastside, the 400 block of South 22nd Street the past 2 nights. The block looks great!
01/02/2016
Kudos via Twitter - Event Cleanup [Kudos]
Hats off to @PhilaStreets for the cleanup after the #MummersParade. The diff. out my window from last night and this morning is impressive.
01/02/2016
Kudos via Twitter - Event Cleanup [Kudos]
Shoutout to all of the amazing @PhilaStreets workers handling today's clean up - you're the best!
12/30/2015
Kudos via Email - Illegal Dumping [Kudos]
Thank you very much for taking care of the abandoned mattress. What a pleasure driving to work today, and all due to you. You went beyond the "call of duty" in making this happen.
12/22/2015
STREETS DEPARTMENT’S 2016 CHRISTMAS TREE RECYCLING PROGRAM [Alert]
PHILADELPHIA, PA - Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today the Residential Christmas Tree Recycling Program will run from Monday, January 4 through Saturday, January 16.
12/08/2015
STREETS DEPARTMENT SCHDULES, MAINTENANCE WORK ON LINCOLN DRIVE [Press Release]
Lincoln Drive between Wissahickon Avenue and Ridge Avenue/Kelly Drive will be closed temporarily on Saturday, December 12 from approximately 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today.
12/08/2015
CITY OFFICIALS DEDICATE FIRST PHASE OF THE DELWARE AVENUE EXTENSION [Press Release]
Mayor Michael A. Nutter and City leaders gathered with members of the Bridesburg community to celebrate the dedication of Phase 1 of the Delaware Avenue Extension, a new roadway and trail project built along the Delaware Riverfront Greenway in Northeast Philadelphia.
11/23/2015
Streets department announces bridge weight limits will be lowered for falls bridge over the schuykil [Press Release]
Streets Commissioner David J. Perri announced today that the weight limit for the Falls Bridge over the Schuylkill River is being reduced from 5 tons to 3 tons in response to the need for deck repairs. The necessary repair work will occur over the winter months. Any necessary traffic detours will be announced prior to commencing the work.