PHILADELPHIA MORE BEAUTIFUL COMMITTEE (PMBC) TO HOST 2013 CLEAN
24 Blocks Scheduled to Be Judged Over Next Two Weeks
PHILADELPHIA, PA - On Tuesday September 24, Acting Streets Commissioner David J.
Perri, along with Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Administrator Dawn
Woods will kick off the 2013 Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Annual Clean
Block Contest in the Municipal Services Building, 16th Fl, Room Y. The kick-off and
orientation for contest judges begins at 9:00 AM.
Judges will inspect 24 contest blocks over six days, September 24, 25 and 26, October 1, 2,
and 3 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. These blocks were selected from the approximately 6,600
organized blocks registered with PMBC.
The annual Clean Block contest is the culmination of the cleaning season that involves a lot
of hard work and dedication on behalf of the volunteers who make up the PMBC network.
PMBC closed this year’s cleaning season with the following statistics:
- 6,042 blocks cleaned
- 41,968 PMBC volunteers
- 39,002 bags
- 978,780 pounds of debris
PMBC, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, is an urban environmental
partnership. The program is in its 68th year of promoting civic pride, public safety and
neighborhood empowerment among Block Captains, community group leaders and their
units. Citizens who wish to become a part of this unique Philadelphia experience can
contact PMBC at (215) 685-3981 or visit www.philadelphiastreets.com . For all City
services, call 3-1-1.
Judging begins in the first block at approximately 10:00 a.m. The clean block lineup is as
Tuesday, September 24 PD
10:00am 1500 S. Woodstock St. 17th
11:00am 2500 s. Franklin St. 3rd
12:00pm 2500 N. Douglas St. 22nd
1:15pm 1600 Waverly St. 9th
Wednesday, September 25 PD
10:00am 7600 Gilbert St. 14th
11:00am 6100 N. Warnock St. 35th
12:00pm 4200 “K” St. 24th
1:15pm 7700 Olympus St. 12th
Thursday, September 26 PD
10:00am 5400 Addison St. 18th
11:00am 600 Atwood Rd. 19th
12:00pm 1900 W. Rowan St. 39th
12:00pm 1900 W. Rowan St. 39th
1:15pm 700 S. Cecil St. 18th
Tuesday, October 1 PD
10:00am 1500 Orland St. 35th
11:00am 7600 Forrest St. 14th
12:00pm 4200 Bennington St. 24th
1:15pm 1300 W. McFerran St. 25th
Wednesday, October 2 PD
10:00am 4300 Claridge St. 24th
11:00am 6500 Newtown St. 2nd
12:00pm 1700 Stocker St. 3rd
1:15pm 2000 W. Cambria St. 39th
Thursday, October 3 PD
10:00am 5700 Whitby Ave. 12th
11:00am 600 W. Moss St. 16th
12:00pm 1700 Bambrey St. 22nd
1:15pm 300 Durfor St. 3rd
The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC), part of the Streets Department's Sanitation Division, began in 1965 as part of the "Clean-Up, Paint-Up, Fix-Up" initiative. Over the years, this initiative has evolved into an urban environmental partnership between city government and approximately 6,500 Block Captains and their organized blocks. PMBC has become the most workable approach to combating neighborhood grime with organized block cleanings and has grown to be one of the largest volunteer organizations of its kind in the country.
Starting with a few hundred cleanups in the early years, cleaning and beautification activities have increased to over 9,000 each year. Over 90,000 volunteers, including Block Captains and their neighbors, community groups and their units, fill approximately 110,000 bags during their cleaning activities each year.
PMBC is a true example of a partnership that promotes civic pride, public safety, and neighborhood empowerment among the thousands of volunteers working to keep their communities, and this city, clean and safe.
If you wish to become a part of this unique partnership, please contact the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee at 215-685-3981. Your Clean Block Officer will assist you and your neighbors with selecting a Block Captain, and organizing your block for cleanups and beautification efforts.
Click here to meet your PMBC reps!