Rather than leaving your Christmas tree out with the trash to be landfilled, you can give it a second life by recycling it. Bring your undecorated trees to be turned into wood chips and mulch for local parks and gardens.
Thanks to all who came out! Here are some pictures from the day. Go team!
The EPX Fall Tree Planting event will be held on November 23, where we will be planting trees throughout our neighborhood by request of the homeowner through PHS and their Plant One Million program. If you would like to help with the event please meet us 9:30 at the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens and join in the fun.
If you would like a tree of your own planted in front of your home, the deadline for Spring planting season is December 3rd. You can find an application at the bottom of this page titled Property Owner Request Form.
If you would like to become a Tree Tender, the fall lunch time series will be held in January and classes will be available again in the Spring. For more information on the PHS Tree Tender program click here.
Please check out this flyer from PARC who will be helping us out with leaf disposal this year. They will be picking up bagged leaves and recycling them into compost for all residents within their service area. Thanks PARC!
November 2 – 9:30 AM
Our Fall neighborhood clean-up event is this Saturday at 9:30 at the Garden at Neumann Goretti. This time we will focus on preventing Dog Waste along the 10th street trees we planted years ago. We will be building Tree Guards for our trees, placing signs, and cleaning up trash along 10th street and the Neumann – Goretti Campus. Meet at the East Passyunk Crossing Gardens at Neumann – Goretti. 1729 S. 11th St. There will be some light refreshments.
Please see this message from the Streets Department:
The Streets Department is altering two regulations under its Sanitation Code. These changes will affect residents and small businesses that receive City sanitation services.
Effective as of October 1, 2013 there will be a new set-out time for trash and recycling collections citywide. Citizens are able to set-out their trash and recyclables as early as 5:00 PM on the evening before the day of collection from October 1 to March 31. From April 1 to September 30 the set-out time will return to 7:00 PM on the evening before the day of collection. The new regulation will ensure that citizens have the ability to set-out their trash during daylight hours throughout the entire year. This change was enabled by recent City Council legislation.
Effective December 1, 2013 the regulations for setting out mattresses and box springs will also change by requiring residents to bag those items in mattress bags in order to be collected. This regulation change is being instituted to protect against the spread of bed bugs.
Mattresses and box springs that are not properly bagged will not be collected nor accepted at our Sanitation Convenience Centers. Mattress bags are available at many retail stores and on-line.