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The 2019 Wawa Welcome America concert
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Mike DeNardo
July 05, 2019 - 9:21 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Looking at the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Friday morning, you might not have realized that there were thousands of people there the night before enjoying the holiday concert and fireworks. The Wawa Welcome America concert crowd left tons of trash, but Philadelphia...
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Pat Loeb
June 05, 2019 - 5:51 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A Philadelphia City Council committee Wednesday gave approval for the Streets Department to sign new contracts for recycling and waste disposal. The vote followed a lengthy public testimony that the contracts would harm the environment. Philadelphia, along with most...
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A container filled with plastic waste from Australia is seen on May 28, 2019 in Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur.
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May 28, 2019 - 6:41 pm
By Ushar Daniele and Helen Regan, CNN (CNN) - - Malaysia will return 450 tonnes of contaminated plastic waste to the countries that shipped it, in a refusal to become a dumping ground for the world's trash. Nine shipping containers at Port Klang, west of Kuala Lumpur, on Tuesday were found to...
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One Day At A Time
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Paul Kurtz
May 15, 2019 - 2:24 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Armed with push brooms, air blowers, shovels and trash bags, a cleanup crew of nearly a dozen people methodically made their way east from 18th Street and Susquehanna Avenue to Broad Street. The street cleaners with One Day At A Time (ODAAT) — a drug and alcohol...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 3:06 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — In what officials say is just the start of a crackdown on dumpers, Philadelphia Housing Authority police have arrested two men for illegally dumping construction debris on lots owned by PHA in North Philadelphia. Katie Heer and Jon Sanborn were frustrated for months,...
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Recycling.
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Pat Loeb
April 18, 2019 - 4:00 am
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Philadelphia is close to signing a new contract for recycling services that will end the practice of incinerating at least half of what it picks up in curbside recycling, Streets Commissioner Carlton Williams told City Council at a budget hearing Wednesday. Like other...
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Darby Creek watershed cleanup
Courtesy of Darby Creek Valley Association
Molly Daly
April 12, 2019 - 5:26 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Hundreds of volunteers are expected to take part Saturday morning in the 35th annual Darby Creek Valley Association's Darby Creek watershed cleanup, and there's still time to sign up. DCVA Executive Director Susan Miller said the three-hour cleanup starts at 9 a.m.,...
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Crews fanned out along Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden, cleaning up several blocks along that commercial corridor to start off a city wide effort to clear blight across the city.
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David Madden
April 09, 2019 - 2:58 pm
CAMDEN, N.J. (KYW Newsradio) — Crews fanned out along Mount Ephraim Avenue in Camden, cleaning up several blocks along that commercial corridor to start off a city wide effort to clear blight across the city. This is the second year of Camden’s “Team Up Clean Up” effort, and Mayor Frank Moran hopes...
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Sharswood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it.
Pat Loeb/KYW Newsradio
Pat Loeb
April 03, 2019 - 2:33 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — A North Philadelphia neighborhood has become a dumping ground, and city officials can't seem to do anything about it. The city has taken many steps to fight illegal dumping but in this case, the trash just keeps piling up. Katie Heer loves her Sharswood neighborhood...
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Every day at 11 a.m., Poppy and Gilly - domestic rats - demonstrate their skills to visitors at KidZooU, the zoo's Children's zoo and education center.
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John McDevitt
January 31, 2019 - 4:55 pm
PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Have you ever been unsure which recycle receptacle to throw your trash into? The Philadelphia Zoo has some green rats that may be able to help you. Every day at 11 a.m., Poppy and Gilly — domestic rats — demonstrate their skills to visitors at KidZooU, the children's...
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