Philly Spring Cleanup removes 1.2 million pounds of trash

    Not only cleaner and greener, Philadelphia should be feeling a whole lot lighter. Numbers have come in from the fourth annual Philly Spring Cleanup, and boy, did we need a good scrubbing.


    “Together, we rolled up our sleeves to make our city shine, block by block, in neighborhoods across Philadelphia and this year turned out to be another remarkable effort,” Mayor Michael Nutter said in a statement released last night. Nutter lent a hand at several of Saturday’s 252 cleanup sites.

    Here’s the breakdown:

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    252 project sites (a record high)
    12,574 volunteers
    1,240,360 pounds of trash removed
    149,860 pounds of material recycled
    1,104 blocks cleaned
    3,750 recycling bins distributed
    255 Recycling Rewards signups
    7,280 tires removed
    28 parks and 17 recreation centers cleaned

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