NOTICE: We’ve established a regular schedule for Clean & Green committee meetings. We’ll meet the third Monday of the month.

Thanks to all who attended the McKean Street Clean-up. The event went VERY WELL — 40 people attended and we picked up 30 bags of trash!

The next C/G Committee meeting will be Monday, Nov. 20, 6:30 pm, at Tolentine, 11th & Mifflin.

Our agenda will include:

1) De-brief on McKean St Clean-up
2) Plan December Clean-up — proposed for Saturday, Dec. 2, 10:30 am — 10th Street – Tasker to Snyder.
3) Water/Sewage Back-up
4) Community-wide Plastic Recycling
5) Budget — think about what we’ll need in 2007 for clean-ups, other beautification efforts

Special Presentation on Neighborhood Greening — Members of Passyuynk Square Civic Association have been invited to inform us how they got started, what they’ve accomplished to date, what they’ve learned, and most importantly, how we can work together to green our EPX neighborhood.

I look forward to seeing you on Monday, Nov. 20, 6:30 pm, at Tolentine!

Tim Lidiak

Bring your Broom!

Come out and join your neighbors, meet some new folks, and pitch in to help clean up McKean Street on Saturday, October 21!

We’ll start east at 9th and McKean and work our way west to Broad with brooms, bags, shovels–and snacks! We’ll be out from 10:30am to 1pm making McKean sparkle! Interested in pitching in? Want to find out how to make your block next on the rotation? Come lend a hand; we’re meeting at 10:30 am at McKean & 9th Street. Hope to see you there!

Questions? Comments? contact passyunkcrossing@gmail.com. (Rain Date: Saturday, Oct. 28th) . (Organized by the EPX Clean & Green Committee.)

Recycling is the law in Philadelphia. The city has a great website that talks about the how and why of recycling in Philadelphia: http://recyclingpays.phila.gov. Check it out!

The city picks up recycling curbside every other week. Here’s how to find out when to put your recycling out:

1) Find out whether you’re in a BLUE or GREEN neighborhood here: Area Map (or download the PDF file.)

2) Check the the BLUE schedule or the GREEN schedule to find when to put out your recyclables. Print it out and stick it on your fridge!

3) On recycling day, put your recycling (glass, cans aluminum and paper) outside, next to your trash, for pick up.

At this point the city does not pick up plastics curbside. There are several groups around the city which have organized bi-weekly drop off locations for plastics, as well as other household recyclables. See http://www.phila.gov/streets/recyling_partnership.html for more information about drop off locations.

A recent study by city officials showed that increasing recycling rates in Philadelphia could save the city’s taxpayers more than $17 million.

The next Clean/Green meeting will be Monday, Sept. 25, at 7 pm at the home of one of the members. (Please contact us at passyunkcrossing@gmail.com for the location). We’ll recap the 9/11 general meeting, elect committe co-chairs and develop our mission statement, and continue planning for the Oct 21 Street Clean-up and a Spring 2006 Tree Planting. We look forward to seeing you there!