Ready to help Philly stay clean? The Philadelphia Streets Department is sponsoring the 6th Annual Philadelphia Spring Cleanup Day on April 13, 2013 from 9 AM to 2 PM.
The 2012 Philly Spring Cleanup Day boasted over 350 projects with over 12,115 volunteers. The city collected 1,000,950 pounds of trash and recycled 40,340 pounds of materials. The 2008 effort was the largest one-day cleanup in American History.
Mayor Michael Nutter launched the countdown to the cleanup at the Community Women's Education Project (CWEP) in Kensington last Friday. As Mayor Nutter mentioned,
“I’m continually inspired by the ongoing citizen engagement that is part of the Philly Spring Cleanup. Community involvement is the impetus for a successful cleanup season and a beautiful city. This idea also shines in the Philly Future program, in which participants are developing civic pride as a result of their daily work. In turn, the participants take this pride and instill it in their lives and their city.”
Want to host a cleanup site? Organizations can submit projects until Friday, March 29th. The city offers supplies including trash bags, rakes, paint, gloves, shovels, brooms, and recycling bins.
Philadelphia residents can register as volunteers on the Philly Spring Cleanup website. Rain Date is Saturday, April 20th.
- What: Philly Spring Cleanup 2013
- When: April 13, from 9 am – 2 pm.
- Where: Sites throughout the city.
- Cost: Free