Environment and Sustainability


Bennett Compost  – paid residential compost pick-up for both food waste and yard waste.

CLOSED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE >>>> The Dirt Factory – community composting facility for the residents of University City. Folks can drop off up to five gallons of organic food waste each week—accepted waste items are listed here—for free.

Kitchen Harvest – residential compost pick-up to the western suburbs of Philadelphia

Circle Compost – residential and commercial food waste and leaf composting with pick-up services

Fairmount Park Organic Recycling Center – Here you can drop off your leaf compost and yard waste. You can also pick up mulch and compost (up to 30 gallons) and chop and take your own firewood – all for free!

Clean Streets

Philly 311  – rubbish, recycling pickup, abandoned vehicle, potholes, illegal dumping, broken streetlights, vacant house issues, vacant lot issues, and more.

  • Email Philly311@phila.gov
  • Twitter @philly311
  • Call 3-1-1, if you live in Philadelphia
  • download the mobile app

Philadelphia Streets Department – http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/

Block Captains – Block Captains unite the neighborhood and help keep clean and beautiful blocks. You can find out more or find yours at http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/pmbc/become-a-block-captain/

Not in Philly – notinphilly.org – trash pickup supplies

Trash and Recycling

Retriver – schedule appointments to recycle clothing and electronics through a pickup service provided by the city. They also pick up small to mid-size electronics — including TVs, microwaves and air conditioners. Schedule a pick up by going to retrievr.com, texting PICKUP to 757-70-FETCH (757-703-3824), or calling 757-70-FETCH (757-703-3824).

The City of Philadelphia sanitation department oversees the collection of trash and recycling. Their website has more information, including collection schedules. You can drop off a variety of trash and recycling for free at the City’s sanitation convenience centers.