Complying with SWEEP rules and Sanitation regulations is a smart way to avoid fines and keep your city clean while you do it. Here’s a list of important things to know about SWEEP code compliance, with links to more detailed information:
If you are a resident, click here for trash and recycling guidelines.
If you are a business owner, click here for trash and recycling guidelines. Business owners must also:
Clean Your Sidewalk
- Your property and sidewalk must be kept free of trash and litter. Sweep litter into proper containers, never into the street
- Businesses selling food for takeout should provide trash receptacles at all points of access
- Property owners are responsible for informing tenants of the City of Philadelphia's guidelines for trash collection
|REPORT A PROBLEM
|Having a problem? Click here to request a street cleaning.
Clear Away Snow and Ice
Within six hours of the end of a snowfall or freezing rain, you must clear a path at least 30 inches wide on your sidewalk. Do not shovel or sweep the snow into the street. The penalty for violating this regulation can range from a minimum fine of $25 up to $300 for each violation.
Clean and Related Services Provided by other City Agencies
Abandoned Cars: Police Department 215-683-2277
Abandoned Houses: Department of Licenses & Inspections 215-686-2463
Littered Lots: Department of Licenses & Inspections 215-686-2463
Water/Sewer Inlet Cleaning: Water Department 215-685-6300