Committee of Seventy
Elected officials for Philadelphia — City, State, and Federal
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Trash and recycling are picked up on the same day every week. Trash and recycling should be placed outside between 7:00 PM the day before and 7:00 AM the day of collection. Be sure to place all trash in a sturdy container with a lid or a sealed plastic bag. Container should weigh no more than 40 lbs. For recycling you may use any sturdy plastic bin that holds 32 gallons or less. Clearly mark the bin “recycling.”
To learn more and to determine your trash and recycling collection day, go to the Philadelphia Streets Department website. Trash collection can be delayed by a day after a holiday or because of inclement weather.
Here are several of the organizations who raise funds for programs that benefit the residents and some of the historic sites of Society Hill:
The Independence Branch of the Free Library of Philadelphia is supported by the Friends of the Independence Branch of the Free Library. For more information send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Penn’s Village is an organization of central Philadelphia residents who work together to support our neighbors who wish to remain in their own homes as they age or have special needs.
Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks raises funds for the upkeep of landmark buildings, two of which are located in Society Hill — the Powel House and the Physick House — and are open to the public.
Three Bears Park, also known as Delancey Park, raises funds for the upkeep of this small urban park and playground.
Friends of Independence National Historic Park is a non-profit that supports Independence National Historical Park.
Philly311 is Philadelphia’s non-emergency contact center. Call 311 for information or help with the City of Philadelphia government agencies or services from trash pick up to pothole repair.
Click on any of the links below to get more information from these City agencies.
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