The City of Philadelphia Streets Department handles sanitation for the the residents in the city. Residential pickup in the city of Philadelphia occurs weekly in the form of curbside trash collection for buildings of six units or less, while trash fromlarger residential units and businesses iscollected from dumpsters. Streets Departments handles trash pick up for approximately 530,000 city residents, as of March 2015.
Up to two large items per week may be put curbside by residents to be picked by by the city's sanitation workers. This includes mattresses and box springs and household furniture. Large items like refrigerators, washing machines and tires can be dropped off at one of the conveniently located sanitation yards in the city. Household hazardous waste items like computer equipment and television are only discardable through sanctioned city events or private means.