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Clean Block Contest

2017 Clean Block Contest Details To Come! 

The Streets Department's Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) Annual Clean Block Contest is held each September. Judges inspect contest blocks over three Saturdays. Blocks were selected from 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 last year’s cleaning season with the following results:

  • 5,110 blocks cleaned
  • 34,700 PMBC volunteers
  • 40,528 bags of debris
  • 1,479,160 pounds of debris

PMBC, part of the Streets Department’s Sanitation Division, is an urban environmental partnership. The program promotes 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 CLICK HERE. For all City services, call 3-1-1.