A sanitation truck collects trash near 58th and Arch Streets in West Philadelphia.
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Pat Loeb
July 24, 2020 - 4:00 pm
Philadelphia officials are reporting a relatively smooth reopening of gyms and fitness centers in the city this week. Inspectors are finding a high rate of compliance with COVID-19 prevention measures. Read more here.
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Philadelphia City Hall.
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Pat Loeb
May 15, 2020 - 5:10 pm
Philadelphia officials reported more progress Friday in the fight against COVID-19. Read more here.
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Man throwing wipe into toilet
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David Madden
April 06, 2020 - 4:00 am
Be careful what you dump in your toilet these days. The Camden County Municipal Utilities Authority has been noticing stuff in the sewers that shouldn’t be there. Read more here.
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Street cleaning in Philadelphia
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Pat Loeb
February 20, 2020 - 12:00 pm
Philadelphia officials say their pilot project to sweep streets was a success and they plan to expand it by the end of the year. Read more here.
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A person cleaning up litter.
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Mark Abrams
February 08, 2020 - 4:00 am
A new study finds litter is a costly problem that can't be solved solely by just cleaning up the mess. Read more here.
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Composting pile of fruit and vegetables.
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David Madden
February 05, 2020 - 3:03 pm
Camden County will take a new approach to getting rid of food scraps in four of its facilities. Read more here.
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Workers separating paper and plastic on a conveyor belt in a recycling facility.
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Pat Loeb
January 21, 2020 - 4:00 am
Philadelphia officials say the city's recycling stream is getting cleaner and they credit a public information campaign about how to recycle correctly. But they have a lot more to do. Read more here.
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Kelly McDowell is a one-woman cleanup crew picking up litter along Chester County roads.
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Molly Daly
January 12, 2020 - 5:28 pm
The official-looking orange road sign on Route 1 in Chester County says "Litter Crew Ahead." But the crew consists of one woman on a mission. Read more here.
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Waste Watchers
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Rasa Kaye
November 07, 2019 - 3:04 pm
Recycling is an ongoing challenge, especially at big public events. Garbage going in — in the form of single-use plastics — definitely means more garbage coming out. But some event organizers are spearheading disposal in the right direction. Read more here.
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Halloween candy
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Rasa Kaye
October 25, 2019 - 10:51 am
The trash component of Halloween is horridly high. The square footage of candy wrappers rivals that of holiday giftwrap, with the added eyesore of almost instantly becoming litter in streets and, later, in waterways.
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