Each year, The Philadelphia Streets Department kicks off another season of keeping our neighborhoods clean with the annual Block Captain Rally. This year's event (our 67th Rally!) is a great opportunity to acknowledge our Block Captains for the hard work they do all year long. As always, their commitment and dedication are recognized by the Mayor, City Council, and the Streets Commissioner. More than just a celebration, the Rally also features workshops that keep Block Captains up to date about the City's plans for a cleaner Philadelphia.
2013 Block Captain Rally
Saturday March 23, 2013, 9 a.m. - 2 p. m.
Pennsylvania Convention Center, 1st Floor
The theme for this year's rally is "Rock the Block." There are four important initiatives the City will be encouraging residents to be involved in:
The Philadelphia Streets Department is proud to present UnLitter Us, the first sustained public service campaign to rid our City of litter once and for all. The same litter that blights neighborhoods, hurts business, and keeps people down. We won't put up with it any more. Philadelphia deserves better, and the Streets Department stands firm in its commitment to attack litter on every front.
Philly Spring Cleanup - April 13, 2013
Tremendous progress has been made over the last few years. However, we all know that litter is an ongoing battle that requires a consistent litter prevention strategy. This year's Cleanup, entitled "Keep Up the Sweep Up," will be part of a long term integrated effort not to just clean up litter but to prevent litter from coming back to plague our streets, parks, and recreation centers. The Philly Spring Cleanup is a great start, but we need to maintain our efforts all year long. Let's make the Cleanup permanent!
Philadelphia Recycling Rewards
This program allows city residents who routinely recycle to earn points that can be redeemed through RecycleBank for discounts, full-value gift cards, or charitable contributions at hundreds of participating local and national merchants and non-profits. Points will be based on the weight of recycling materials in your area, so the more everyone is recycling the more everyone earns.