‘Mad or nah?’: Philly residents react to delays in trash pickups

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Some city residents say they are fed up with delayed trash collection. The city says sanitation workers are worked harder than ever, due to more people staying home and making more trash. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Some city residents say they are fed up with delayed trash collection. The city says sanitation workers are worked harder than ever, due to more people staying home and making more trash. (Kimberly Paynter/WHYY)

Frustrated by the piles of trash across the city, Philadelphia residents have called in twice as many complaints about sanitation as they did before the Coronavirus pandemic hit in March. Although yesterday’s rainstorm likely further delayed pickups for trash, city officials say they are finally getting things under control.

In this installment of “Mad or Nah?” – an original series from Revive Radio, a grassroots media outlet based in West Philadelphia – host Tamara Russell, aka Revive P.O.C, hits the debris-filled streets of Philadelphia and asks residents what they think of the trails of trash that now line the sidewalks of their neighborhood.

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