Late night conversations with Olive Farmers in Ermioni, Greece has me rethinking issues that I began to write about nearly two years ago when I started The First Law’s website. Issues that frequent islands and cities, like producing more trash than can be handled, pollution, mishandling of resources by the residents of a community, can be easily avoided in a metropolis like Philadelphia. Fortunately, Philadelphia has Sanitation Convenience centers throughout the city that take a wide variety of materials that should not be put out in your weekly trash pickup, or in your single stream recycling. They have recently extended their hours to accommodate more individuals that wish to dispose of their materials responsibly. Consult the link below and information about the sanitation convenience centers whenever needing to dispose of materials.
Sanitation Convenience Centers
NEW Extended Hours
Monday – Saturday 6am to 8pm
TVs, tires, and mattresses are the most dumped items throughout the City. Aside from being rude to your neighbors and bad for the environment—this illegal dumping is easily avoidable. All of these items can be brought to any of the City’s six Sanitation Convenience Centers, six days a week for FREE.
Six Convenient Locations
Port Richmond Southwest Philadelphia
3901 Delaware Ave. 3033 S. 63rd St.
West Philadelphia Northwest Philadelphia
5100 Grays Ave. 300 block Domino Lane
Strawberry Mansion Northeast Philadelphia
2601 W. Glenwood Ave. State Rd. & Ashburner St.
In addition to the frequently dumped items mentioned above, the following materials are also accepted at the Sanitation Convenience Centers:
● 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, 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
● Unwrapped box springs
● Yard waste that must be free of contamination and contained in paper bags only
Learn more about the City’s six Sanitation Convenience Centers, here.