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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Councilman Henon: EARLY SET OUT OF TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IN 6TH COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT ONLY


C I T Y   OF   P H I L A D E L P H IA

DEPARTMENT OF STREETS                                                                                                                   CLARENA I. W. TOLSON
7TH Floor - Municipal Services Building                                                                                                                            Commissioner
1401 JFK Boulevard                                                                                                                                                                   
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19102-1676 

Contact:         Keisha McCarty-Skelton, (215) 686-5499
June Cantor, (215) 686-5088

For Immediate ReleaseOctober 25, 2012

PILOT PROGRAM FOR EARLY SET OUT OF TRASH AND RECYCLING COLLECTIONS IN 6TH COUNCILMANIC DISTRICT ONLY
Residents Able to Set Out Collections at 5PM Beginning November 1
                                                                                                  
            Streets Commissioner Clarena I. W. Tolson and Councilman Bobby Henon announced today that there will be a change in Sanitation collection services in the 6th Councilmanic District. This change only affects residents and small businesses that receive City Sanitation services within the general areas of Grant Avenue and E. Allegheny Avenue from the Delaware River to the outer boundaries of Bustleton Avenue and Castor Avenue. These constituents will be able to set out trash and recycling collections at 5:00 PM, two hours earlier than the time allowed in the City’s Sanitation regulations. This temporary change is part of a pilot program that will run from Thursday, November 1, 2012 through Saturday, March 30, 2013.

This initiative is part of a pilot program to enhance the quality of life in the area. We will measure if the two additional hours will have an impact on litter reduction.  Residents may continue to place their trash and recycling on the same day at the regularly scheduled collection site no earlier than 5:00 PM the night before collection day and no later than 7:00 AM on the same day of collection. 

Residents and businesses affected by the temporary change will receive automated phone calls through the Streets Department’s voicemail system. This method of outreach has proven to be very effective with regard to being a timely and efficient method of notification. Notices will also be posted in community newspapers for the area.

Constituents who have questions may contact the Streets Department’s Customer Affairs Unit at 215-686-5560 or Councilman Henon’s Office at 215-686-3444.  For all City services, residents should contact 3-1-1.
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