|Philadelphia’s curbside recycling program participation is at an all time high, with recycling rates continuing to climb year over year. That is only possible through the dedicated recycling efforts of residents like you, helping to make our City greener and more sustainable. However, such high levels of recycling activity can sometimes lead to recycling mistakes. One of the biggest problems we face with keeping our recycling stream clean is PLASTIC BAGS.
Many people assume (innocently enough) that plastic bags are recyclable in our curbside recycling program. Although this assumption is understandable, plastic bags are in fact NOT recyclable curbside. Plastic bags tear and wrap around the moving parts in recycling processing machines and systems, leading to increased maintenance costs, equipment damage, and even worker safety issues.
So, Please ensure that plastic bags STAY OUT of your blue recycling container or bin. In order to safely recycle plastic bags return them to drop off locations at specially-marked recycling bins located at the front of most supermarkets, large grocery or big box stores (e.g. Walmart). For more information on proper plastic bag recycling visit: https://livegreen.recyclebank.com/earn/the-power-of-plastics
We need your help keeping Philadelphia’s recycling stream clean by making sure plastic bags stay OUT of your curbside recycling container or blue bin. And think about reducing your use of single-use plastic bags by using long-life reusable bags instead.
Thank you for your continued recycling efforts, commitment to making Philadelphia a greener city, and your help at eliminating of plastic bags from our curbside recycling stream.
Phil Bresee, Recycling Director
City of Philadelphia Recycling Office
Beer tour tickets are now available! 6 houses and a whole lot of delicious local and craft beer and food. Tickets are $40 and there are a limited number available so get yours now.
The Philadelphia Parks and Rec. TreePhilly’s Fall Yard Tree Giveaway is open for registration until September 30th.
The purpose of the Yard Tree Program is to contribute to the tree canopy in the city; the layer of branches and leaves that capture falling rain, reduce flooding, clean our air, and shade our streets and homes.
Please spread the word to your friends and family . The link for more information and online registration is: http://treephilly.org/yard-trees/
The trees will be available for pick-up Oct 11-12 and 18-19.
Please note that these trees are only for private property in the city of Philadelphia. They are not to be planted as street trees.
We know there are a lot of creative people out there and now it’s your chance to be part of Newbold Neighbors history. Submit your beer glass design by Monday 9/8 and it may be printed on every one of our 2014 beer tour glasses. All submissions must meet the following criteria:
- 3 inches by 3 inches
- Single Color
- Vector based design
- Must include Newbold Neighbors 2014
Email all submissions to email@example.com
Please join us as we beautify the neighborhood with 2 events this Saturday.
SEPTEMBER TREE PRUNING
Meet us at 22nd and Wolf at 10:00 AM as we prune some street trees. Our fearless arborist, Brice Dorwart, will lead and teach us as we prune. We will provide all the supplies, you just have to bring yourself (and maybe some water).
FALL GARDENING at CHILDS SCHOOL
Meet us at Childs Elementary School at 9:30 AM as we help beautify Childs. We will be preparting their garden beds for fall and creating some garden art. We will provide all the supplies, you just have to bring yourself (and maybe some water).
Hopefully we'll see you out there!
The PFT provides temporary (6 months) employment and training opportunities for Young Adults (18-24 yrs.) living in the City. They must have a high school diploma/GED, legal status to work and a willingness to perform outdoor physical work in all types of weather conditions, along with a strong desire to access and utilize the in-class training.
The Streets Department has just reopened the application process for the next round. Please visit their website at: www.philadelphiastreets.com to download the application and job description. Completed applications should be hand delivered to the PFT Drop Box located at:
Municipal Services Building (MSB)
1401 JFK Boulevard
1st Floor Lobby
Philadelphia, Pa. 19102