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Sanitation Collections Update for Week of June 28

PHILADELPHIA – The Streets Department provides an update on trash and recycling collections, announced Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams. For the week of June 28th, residents should set their materials out on their regular collection day. However, residents may experience delays as the Department continues to adjust it operations to balance increased tonnage and staffing shortages. Over the weekend, crews continued to work diligently to catch up on delayed collections and return to an on-time collection schedule.

While the Department continues to work through several adjustments related to the pandemic, including increased tonnage and decreased staff, please know that we are doing all they can to stay on schedule.  Residents are encouraged to be mindful of what is being placed at the curb via our Curb Your Waste Campaign. 

To avoid collection delays, residents are strongly encouraged to use  Sanitation Convenience Centers that will remain open seven days a week, from Monday through Sunday between the hours of 8AM to 6PM. Residents can find updates on trash and recycling collections on our social media platforms under the handle @PhilaStreets and on the Nextdoor social site. Additional web postings are made on and the PickUpPHL tab on the website. Announcements are also made via the City's emergency notification system and press releases issued to the media.  

The Streets Department apologizes for the inconvenience. We thank residents for being vigilant and for their patience as we work to keep the city clean, green and safe.