Philadelphia residents do not have to register for curb-side trash collection. The City of Philadelphia Streets Department collects trash weekly for properties with no more than six residential units.
Each single-family residence is limited to placing four 32?gallon containers or eight 32?gallon trash bags along the curb for weekly collection. Apartment buildings are limited to six containers or 12 trash bags. Residents provide the containers.
From Oct. 1 to March 31, residents place their trash containers or bags between 5 p.m. the day before collection and 7 a.m. on the collection day. From April 1 to Sept. 30, trash is placed between 7 p.m. the day before collection and 7 a.m. on the collection day.