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Overview

2017 Yard Waste Recycling Program

The Yard Waste Recycling Program is one of several services provided by the Streets Department to honor the City's Zero Waste and Litter-Free Vision. This recycling program helps to reduce the amount of materials that reach the waste stream and saves landfill space.   

The 2017 Yard Waste Recycling Program will take place on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM - drop-off locations and material guidelines are below. 

Yard waste is also accepted - FOR FREE - at the Streets Department’s six (6) Sanitation Convenience Centers throughout the year. Materials must be in biodegradable bags or bundled at the time of drop-off. The centers are open Monday through Saturday, 8am to 6pm, except holidays. Residents wishing to use the Sanitation Convenience Centers must show proof of Philadelphia residency as the centers are for City residents’ use only. Yard waste set out for collection will be picked up with rubbish and not recycled.

Citizens who require additional information regarding the disposal of yard waste or any other Streets Department service may contact the Customer Affairs Unit at (215) 686-5560.

Material Guidelines

Accepted materials include brush and grass cuttings, tree limbs, leaves and other similar material. All yard waste must be:

  • No more than 4 feet in length
  • No more than 8 inches in diameter
  • Untied
  • In biodegradable paper bags 
    • These bags can be processed for recycling along with the yard waste. This reduces contamination in the recycling process.  

23 Convenient Drop-Off Locations

In addition to the Streets Department's six Sanitation Convenience Centers, yard waste can be dropped off on Saturday, April 22nd from 9 AM to 3 PM at any of the locations below:

 

Drop-Off Location

Sanitation District

66th & Haverford Ave.

West Philadelphia

54th & Woodbine Ave.

West Philadelphia

43rd & Powelton Ave.

West Philadelphia

72nd & Buist Ave.

West Philadelphia

Broad & Christian St.

South Philadelphia

20th & Hartranft St.

South Philadelphia

15th & Bigler St.

South Philadelphia

Corinthian & Poplar St.

North Philadelphia

American & Thompson St.

North Philadelphia

Graver Lane & Seminole

Northwest

Cathedral & Ridge Ave.

Northwest

Washington Ln. & Ardleigh

Northwest

Upsal & Lowber St.

Northwest

Fisher & Ogontz Ave.

Northwest

Wayne Ave. & Logan St.

Northwest 

5th & Chelten Ave. (water reservoir)

Oak Lane

Castor & Foulkrod St.

Frankford

1400 Cottman - Pennway & Cottman Ave. (Jardel Rec.)

Northeast

2901 Princeton Ave. (Mayfair Rec.)

Northeast

7901 Ridgeway St. (Fox Chase Rec.)

Northeast

8101 Bustleton Ave.

Northeast

2900 Comly Rd. – Palmer Playground

Northeast

7231 Torresdale Ave. – Russo Park

Northeast