DIY Recycling Bins

QVNA  first 50 bins will arrive the last week of October 2017. We will begin the tracking and form process at that time. Bins are tracked by the city, and all bin partners are required to complete a bin registration request form, submit, and retain a hard copy of the bin request.
Resident users also have the option to go online-http://www.philadelphiastreets.com/binrequest. If a resident takes this route to request a bin, after they have completed online application,  they will be given an electronic confirmation page that they must bring to QVNA office or the bin providers listed at the bottom of the online application.
Residents can receive (1) bin per household, and (2) bins per year. Residents must provide proof of residency  to receive a bin from any Bin Partner.

You can use any sturdy plastic or metal container that holds 32 gallons or less and just mark it with the word “RECYCLING” on its side. It does not have to be blue.

Do not use cardboard boxes or bags as containers; they’ll end up wet, split open and make a mess on your sidewalk. Instead, flatten them and place them in your bin to be recycled with your bottles, cans and paper.

If one bin is not enough to hold all recyclables, simply add another one.

Bin availability in QVNA office is first come first served (during business hours), until all bins are gone. Bin pick up will be announced on website.

Conversation on Homelessness Update

On August 22, South Street Headhouse District sponsored a well attended community conversation about homelessness and panhandling. Representatives from Philadelphia City Council, Philadelphia Police Department, Philadelphia Office of Homeless Services, Society Hill Civic Association, Queen Village Neighbors Association and Bella Vista Neighbors Association were present.
Some highlights from the meeting include:
– Philadelphia has the lowest rate of homeless of any of the largest cities in the US
– Philadelphia has 11,503 emergency, temporary, and permanent beds for the homeless
– the City recently added 500 additional beds in response to the opioid crisis
– giving money directly to panhandlers is not recommended by the police or the Office of Homeless Services (OHS)
– OHS recommends calling 215-686-7175 or 215-232-1984  to report homeless
– OHS/police recommend calling 911 if you see someone urinating or defecating, aggressively panhandling, blocking a doorway, or committing any other crime

QVK9 Seeking Volunteers & Board Members

Do you have a few hours a month, a passion for dogs, and a love of the Queen Village community? If so, we’re looking for you!!

QVK9’s board is made up of volunteers who help organize events like yappy hours, the carnival, educational events, fundraisers like the howl-o-ween party, and clean ups to make the park look spiffy!

We’re a fun group that gets together once a month for a 90 minute meeting with snacks and we’re always looking for volunteers to help with events or join the board. It looks wonderful on a resume and is great for community pride.

If you’re interested, ask for more details at one of our events or email Bark@qvk9.org.