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Trash and recycling collections are currently one day behind


Sanitation Convenience Centers

Residential trash and recycling collections have been deemed an essential service amid the COVID-19 Coronavirus response:

Trash collections are currently one day behind. Residents should continue to place their materials out on their regularly scheduled day at their normal pickup location. 

Recycling materials will be collected on an every other week schedule. Recycling collections will resume on Monday, April 13th with every other week collections through May 15th or further. 

We thank residents for their patience as we work to maintain trash and recycling collections on a consistent schedule and crews work safe and quickly as possible during these unprecedented times to deliver these services.

Sanitation Convenience Centers are currently open Tuesday through Saturday from 8am to 8pm during the City's COVID-19 response. 


Sanitation Convenience Centers are available - and free - for Philadelphia residents only.

The following types of materials are accepted for free at the Sanitation Convenience Centers:

  • Automotive tires, limited to four per day
  • Bulk items, large metal household items/appliances or items containing refrigerants, limited to two a day
  • Christmas trees
  • Collectible rubbish, up to six receptacles (or 12 bags)
  • E-waste, including computers, monitors, televisions, and other computer-related equipment
  • Latex- or water-based paint cans that are partially full can be solidified by adding an absorbent material such as "kitty litter" or newspaper prior to disposal
  • Mattresses and box springs, unwrapped
  • Recyclable materials, as part of the City’s Recycling Program
  • Yard waste, accepted for recycling, and must be free of contamination and contained in paper bags only

Residents wishing to use the Sanitation Convenience Centers must show proof of Philadelphia residency as the centers are free for City residents’ use only. Residents can drop off regular household items once a day and oversized items once a week. Personal passenger vehicles/pickup trucks may be used, or commercial/rental trucks (i.e., U-Haul, Rider, Home Depot, etc.) carrying non-commercial loads, with a gross vehicle weight (GVW) under 6,000 pounds to enter the convenience centers. No commercial contractors or vehicles carrying commercial loads are allowed to use the facilities.

Citizens are reminded of the Streets Department actions to support neighborhood clean-up efforts. With two weeks advanced planning any organization such as a school, house of worship, civic association, etc., can arrange with the Streets Department for support for block cleanings. We will supply equipment and pick-up the rubbish collected. The Streets Department already supports its network of 6,500 block captains through the Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC). Over 6,000 block clean-ups are supported each year.

Port Richmond

3901 Delaware Ave. (Google Maps)

West Philadelphia

5100 Grays Ave. (Google Maps)

Strawberry Mansion

2601 W. Glenwood Ave. (Google Maps)

Southwest Philadelphia

3033 S. 63rd St., near Passyunk Ave. (Google Maps)

Northwest Philadelphia

300 block Domino Lane, near Umbria St. (Google Maps)

Northeast Philadelphia

State Rd. & Ashburner St. (Google Maps)