Board Meeting

Recycling in Philadelphia in 2019


On Monday, September 16th at 7:00 p.m., please join Cedar Park Neighbors and a representative from the city's Office of Recycling for a presentation on the state of recycling in Philadelphia. We will meet in the chapel at the Calvary Community Center located at 48th and Baltimore Avenue.

What should you put in the blue bin? How do you get a blue bin? Will there be a replacement to the Recycling Rewards program ended in June? Recycling made the city money as recently as 2012, but market volatility means this is no longer the case. What does the city's new "best-value contract" for processing at a Materials Recovery Facility mean and how can neighbors help?

Preservation Alliance Presentation

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On Monday, October 16th, we welcomed the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia to host their "Neighborhood Preservation Workshop" at our October Board Meeting. 

They presented an overview of historic preservation policies and the current extent of preservation protections in Cedar Park, highlighting some of the unprotected historic buildings found in our initial survey. They also listened to our neighbor's thoughts and concerns about preservation and development in the neighborhood.

Here is the link to resources as mentioned during the presentation:

Here are the slides used during the presentation. 

If you would like to get involved, email us at and we will connect you with other interested neighbors. 

ABOUT: The Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the appreciation, protection, and appropriate re-use of our region’s historic buildings, communities, and landscapes. This year, the Alliance is undertaking a project to identify and inventory historic buildings in Philadelphia neighborhoods that are facing heightened development pressure.  For it to be truly successful, the project must be a collaboration of the Alliance, community-based organizations, and individual residents. We hope to get community input and feedback from the outset about those historic assets most prized by neighbors, those often overlooked, and those most threatened by demolition.