Great job, Philadelphia! In the past few years we have made tremendous strides in curbside recycling, and the residential curbside recycling rates are at an all time high. During fiscal year 2014, a record 127,700 tons of recyclable materials were collected from Philadelphia resident!
Even with all of our great efforts, some unaccepted items are still ending up in recycling bins, like plastic bags, StyrofoamTM, electronics and more. These items can damage recycling machinery and slow down the process.
CLICK HERE to see the full list of what materials are recyclable in our single-stream program. And remember, good recycling shouldn't stop at your front door. Look for ways to recycle all day long, wherever you go in Philadelphia — work, school and public places indoors and out. Get behind recycling, the right way!
How Recycling is doing our City tons of good:
Generates materials revenue
Reduces garbage disposal costs
frees up money to help fund other critical City services, and...
Parks & Libraries
creates job opportunities that strengthen our local economy!
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