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This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at Jefferson chapter.

With Earth Day being this past Saturday, I wanted to share some tips and tricks on recycling in the city of Philadelphia!

  1. If you own or rent a home in Philly, you qualify to get free city-provided recycling containers! All you have to do is pick up a recycling bin at one of the city’s sanitation convenience centers:
  • 3901 Delaware Ave. 
  • 5100 Grays Ave.
  • 2601 W. Glenwood Ave.
  • 3303 S. 63rd St.
  • Domino Lane and Umbria St.
  • State Rd. and Ashburner St.
  1. Always check phila.gov to know when your recycling will be collected! Residents are welcome to bring their bins out between 5 p.m. to 7 a.m. October through March, and from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. April to September.
  2. Don’t put any plastic bags in your recycling bin! The recycling is sorted by a machine and plastic bags ruin this process by getting stuck.
  3. The following items are recyclable:
  • Plastics 
  • Glass
  • Papers 
  • Cartons
  • Metals
  • Cardboards 
  1. If you see a trash truck taking your recycling bin by accident, If you see the wrong truck taking your recycling, call 215-686-5444 or email recyclingoffice@phila.gov.
  2. According to phila.gov, these are items that DO NOT belong in your recycling bins:
  • Food and food-soiled materials
  • Disposable plates, cups, and takeout containers
  • Greasy or food-soiled paper and cardboard
  • Styrofoam™
  • Batteries and electronics
  • Needles and syringes
  • Clothing hangers
  • Tissues, paper towels, and napkins
  • Pots, pans, and ceramics
  • Wood
  • Plastic bags
  • Shredded paper

Less garbage ends up in our landfills when we recycle. It also reduces litter to keep our community clean and healthy. 

Brynn Hurley

Jefferson '25

Hello everyone! Thank you so much for visiting my website! My name is Brynn Hurley. I am currently studying Communications with a focus in Journalism at Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA, however, I am from Southern New Jersey. For my whole life, I have lived in a lakeside- log cabin, but I tend to be more of a preppy girl! I am very passionate about fashion, particularly petite fashion. I am 5″0, so finding brands that fit me right can be a struggle! I enjoy sharing the clothes and accessories that work for my build. (P.S. I absolutely love anything blue and white!) Some of my favorite things to post are my outfits, accessories, and vacations! I love to travel with my family and boyfriend, Alec, and dream of going to every state. There is nothing more delightful than a long weekend away to a charming inn! My greatest aspiration is to share my love for these things with the world through social media and blogging. For the past few years, I have been running a blog, along with several social media platforms, called “Blissfully Brynn” to share all of my passions in an aesthetic way, in hope of being a full-time blogger. My brand can be described as feminine, preppy, and classy. Blissfully, Brynn