Mt. Airy Goes Green
Mt. Airy Greening Network – MAGNet
The Mt. Airy Greening Network is a group of local residents committed to making Mt. Airy and all of Northwest Philadelphia a vibrant, livable, walkable urban eco-community. Website: www.mtairygreening.net
Philadelphia's Rain Barrel Program
The Philadelphia Water Department is providing rain barrels to residents of Philadelphia’s watersheds free of charge, in order to promote the reduction of stormwater flows to our sewer system and creeks. Website: www.phillywatersheds.org/rainbarrel/
Philly Compost seeks to help Philadelphia achieve a zero waste future by keeping food and yard waste out of landfills through composting in neighborhoods.
Philly Garden Swap
The mission of Philly Garden Swap is "to facilitate and promote local cooperation for the beautification of the community while reducing the economic burden on individuals and families to enhance the value of their neighborhoods and homes, by providing homeowners and community groups with a free forum for the exchange of garden plants, flowers, trees and shrubs." Website: www.phillygardenswap.org
RecycleBank is now available in Northwest Philadelphia. You can earn rewards for recycling. Just sign up for the program by visiting www.RecycleBank.com.
Beginning August 1, 2010, you can now recycle all plastic containers.
You’ve been recycling plastic containers marked:
#1: Soda, water bottles
#2: Milk jugs, detergents, shampoo bottles
Now you can add:
#3: Rigid plastic containers and juice bottles
#4: Plastic tubs and lids from butter, margarine or similar products
#5: Yogurt containers and deli trays
#6: Plastic cups, plates and to-go containers
#7: Many mixed plastic containers and plastic products
These are just some examples of what you can recycle, so look for the number to make sure.Want more recycling info? Visit www.philadelphiastreets.com/recycling.aspx.