MORE THAN a million pounds of trash were removed from streets and vacant lots during the 2011 Philly Spring Cleanup last April, and the Streets Department is looking for volunteers to help remove garbage, discarded tires and other debris left to fester in neighborhoods since.
A PROPOSAL from City Council to tweak the laws concerning one of the city's many dirty habits - and to monetize it - has incensed some neatness freaks, who say that the idea will make it even more difficult for Philadelphia to clean up its act.
Although city businesses are required to recycle, it's obvious that some are flouting the rule. Next Great City-Philadelphia, a coalition pushing to expand recycling, says the city saves $54 on every ton of garbage that is recycled instead of going into a landfill or incinerator.
Are you sick of the mounds of mess that turn the City of Brotherly Love into Filth-adelphia? Do you gag at the garbage-clogged gutters around town? Are you irate at your neighbors who toss their trash next to a trash can?
Then meet me, the Marquis of Debris, the man with the plan to help clean up this otherwise wonderful city.
Send your name and the location, with pics, of your littered lots, putrid parks and sullied streets to email@example.com, and I'll do my darnedest to get those nasty places tidied up.