Bennett Compost  - residential compost pick-up 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... Continue Reading →

Snow Emergency Checklist

If the City of Philadelphia declares a "State of Emergency" for snow, it means a few things: Trash + Recycling pickup cancelled.  Move your car from Emergency Routes or it will be towed. If your vehicle is towed during the snow emergency, please call 215-686-SNOW for its location. Check the routes here: All municipal city... Continue Reading →

Tenant’s / Renter’s Rights Organizations

A list of Basic Tenant's Rights  Partners for Good Housing outlines the responsibilities of owners, tenants, and landlords for maintaining houses and apartments in a safe and clean condition. TURN is a tenant service and advocacy organization that promotes the human right to housing. We offer Tenant Rights Workshops, Individual Counseling, Hotline Assistance, and... Continue Reading →

Utility Assistance Programs

If you are in danger of being evicted from your apartment or home for not paying your utility bills, these agencies may be able to help. Visit: Energy Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) may be able to help you pay your heating bills or help in a heating crisis. Visit The Utility Emergency Services... Continue Reading →


Philadelphia Water Department: Customer Assistance Program to help with your water bill:   Customer / City Responsibilities: basically, anything other than the water main, storm sewer, and stormwater inlet is the customer / homeowner's responsibility. See the Customer Responsibility Diagram here.    

CSA’s // Food Subscriptions

Crawford Organics - May - Aug Greensgrow West - summer and winter Primal Meat Supply - Butcher's Club Red Earth Farm June - November Philly Foodworks West Philly Foods  May-Oct Landisdale Farm - June-Oct Lancaster Farm Fresh - May-Oct Taproot Farm CSA - June - Oct

Wifi Spots

Satellite Cafe Green Line Cafe Kaffa Crossing Jezabel's Studio Milk & Honey Penn Libraries The Fire Works - MEMBERSHIP - coworking space above Dock Street

Clubs and Services for Kids

Boys & Girls Club Teen Center at WPCC Minor Threats Chess Club Kingsessing Roadrunners - academic support and year-round sports programming to serve over 150 boys and girls from across the city. Mighty Writers - to teach Philadelphia kids ages 7 to 17 to think and write with clarity so they can achieve success at school, at... Continue Reading →

Clean Streets

Philly 311  - rubbish, recycling pickup, abandoned vehicle, potholes, illegal dumping, broken streetlights, vacant house issues, vacant lot issues, and more. Email Twitter @philly311 Call 3-1-1, if you live in Philadelphia download the mobile app Philadelphia Streets Department - Block Captains - Not in Philly - - trash pickup supplies

Community Associations

An incomplete list of community associations and RCO's Ethiopian Community Association Spruce Hill Community Association - S of Market, N of Woodland, between 38th and 46th Cedar Park Neighbors -  S of Market, N of Kingsessing + SEPTA Rail Line, between 46th and 52nd Powelton Village - Chestnut Hill Community Association Cobb Creek Neighbors

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