Philadelphia Mixes Refuse and Recycling to Manage Waste BackupPhiladelphia Mixes Refuse and Recycling to Manage Waste Backup
August 14, 2020
Philadelphia, like many other cities, is struggling to keep up with trash collection, amid the COVID-19 pandemic. With more people at home, the volume of waste has increased in residential neighborhoods.
With a backlog of pickups in some neighborhoods, the city had to mix refuse and recycling, which went to landfills or waste-to-steam facilities to be incinerated.
One hundred and twenty temporary workers are being hired to manage the increase.