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Learn the Recycling INS and OUTS

Get behind recycling – the right way!

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.

Think you already know the "Ins and Outs" of curbside recycling in Philadelphia? Take the quiz to test your knowledge! 

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:

Collecting recyclables:

  • Generates materials revenue
  • Reduces garbage disposal costs

Which frees up money to help fund other critical City services such as:             

  • Education
  • Public Safety
  • Parks & Libraries

Creating job opportunities and strengthening our local economy while helping to make Philadelphia America's greenest city