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UnLitter Us Frankford Rally

The Frankford community will hold an UnLitter Us Frankford outdoor rally and celebrate the Northeast neighborhood’s recognition as one of the first and largest Litter Free Zones in Philadelphia . A large crowd of Frankford residents and business and community leaders will join together outside the Holiday Thriftway- an UnLitter Us Business Ambassador and community hub – for eco-friendly activities and to learn about how to keep Frankford, and all of Philadelphia, clean, safe and beautiful.

The three-hour outdoor rally will feature music, food and refreshments and a new SEPTA hybrid bus. City, state and business leaders will gather together to make remarks and congratulate the Frankford community on their commitment to creating a clean neighborhood and Litter Free Zone recognition. Speakers will also discuss the economic and safety benefits of a litter-free community. Event attendees will have an opportunity to sign-up for the City’s Philadelphia Recycling Rewards and UnLitter Us programs.

UnLitter Us Frankford will provide a number of visual and interview opportunities. The rally is being held in conjunction with a Frankford community cleanup, which will take place the following day on Saturday, October 2.

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Frankford Cleans Up

The third annual Philly Spring Cleanup got off and running today with a burst of activity here in Frankford.  It was a beautiful day for sweeping and weeding or in our case videoing those folks in the community who were doing those things.  It was hard to drive a block without stumbling over one group or another who was hard at work.

In case you have not heard, the city has decided to ask people to stop littering.  That is an original and long overdue idea whose time may have just about come.

The Philadelphia Streets Department is proud to announce UnLitter Us, the first sustained public service campaign to rid our City of litter once and for all. The same litter that blights neighborhoods, hurts business, and keeps people down. We won’t put up with it any more. Philadelphia deserves better, and the Streets Department stands firm in its commitment to attack litter on every front.

Yes for some folks it does not come as second nature to be clean as is evidenced by the state of the streets and lots in the city.  So this would be an educational campaign which just might have an effect.

Below, a short tour of the cleanup here and our thanks to all the volunteers from the various groups who made a big difference today.