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Overview

Sanitation Collection Day Change

Effective Monday, January 7, 2019, there will be a change in the sanitation collection day for residences within and along the boundaries of Frankford Ave to Aramingo Ave from Norris St to York St. The collection day will change from Friday to Thursday for residents who receive City trash and recycling services.

The change in day will improve the quality and efficiency of our sanitation services in this area including:

  • Reduce the amount of time that trash is on the street
  • Provide more efficient use of city resources
  • Balance collection routes
  • Improve on-time collection

For more information, please click here.

Please click on a question below for more information about this change:

What areas of the City is the collection day is changing?  

The boundaries are Frankford Avenue to Aramingo Avenue from E. Norris Street to E. York Street.  

What is my new collection day?  

Collection day change from Friday to Thursday (All blocks along and within the boundary will be impacted). Click here for more information. 

Why is my collection day changing?  

Collection schedule changes are periodically necessary to improve the quality and efficiency of Sanitation services. We will be able to balance collection routes and improve on-time collection reducing the amount of time that trash is on the street.

What time should I place my trash/recycling out for collection?  

Residents must continue to place their trash and recycling at the regularly scheduled collection site no earlier than 7:00 pm the night before collection day and no later than 7:00 AM the day of collection from April 1 through September 30. Trash and recycling should be set out between 5:00 PM the night before and 7:00 AM the day of collection at your regularly authorized pickup site from October 1 through March 31. Learn more about Sanitation regulations.

Will my collection day change again?  

The Streets Department does not foresee any additional changes. However, if changes were to occur again, it would be to improve services. Residents would receive ample notice of any changes.

Is my pickup location changing?  

No. Residents should continue to place their trash and recycling out at their authorized pickup location, curbside (in front of home) or rear (driveway pickup).

How is this information being distributed to impacted residents?  

Specific, focus-driven notification outlets will be utilized to notify the 750 households impacted by this change. Residents will receive notice through the following means:

  • Fliers hand-delivered to impacted homes. This flier includes a map of the impacted area, specific boundaries and a list of impacted blocks.
  • Automated phone calls and text/email messaging
  • Information posted at www.philadelphiastreets.com
  • Nextdoor social network
  • SWEEP Officers will patrol areas to remind and/or educate residents about the change in collection days as well as address residents’ questions and concerns.
  • Check here for your new collection day and other property information https://property.phila.gov/.