Councilwoman says Philly could take some lessons from Mickey Mouse

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 Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown talks about the need for more trash receptacles in the city. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown talks about the need for more trash receptacles in the city. (Tom MacDonald/WHYY)

One Philadelphia councilwoman is taking cues from Mickey Mouse to keep the city cleaner.

Disney World knows what it takes to make sure people put their trash where it belongs, said Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown.

“Those who go to Disney parks, after 30 steps — if there’s not a trash receptacle within 30 steps of them walking — they will drop the trash,” she said.

Reynolds Brown has a bill calling for all properties with six housing units or more to offer proper dumpsters and recycling bins.  Businesses that involve prepared or packaged food would also have to offer trash and recycling containers within 10 feet of their entrances.

“To help make a particular neighborhood more livable and suitable in terms of cleanliness,” she said of her plan.

As the bill stands now, there would be no fines for noncompliance.

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