Phila Pedal CoopOctober 12, 2012
I’ve seen these guys for years all over West Philly, rain or shine, hauling large bins on trailers. Now they’re expanding into other neighborhoods in the city.
From the Philadelphia Weekly:
On any given weekday, one or two riders from its four-member staff are on the streets collecting recycling from Center City, Fairmount and West Philly businesses—which can reach 8,000 gallons a month on average—or compost from West Philly residents. All recycling is transported to South Philly’s Blue Mountain Recycling Center, while compost is brought to community gardens and private landowners.
As for cost, the rate for recycling is 21 cents a gallon, which some businesses say is more cost-effective for them. Composting services cost $10 a month for weekly or bi-weekly pickups.