Philadelphia Streets Dept’s Philly EcoCamp Data

As part of Philly Ecocamp the Philadelphia Streets Dept. (PSD) has released several data files that will help citizen activists research and better understand Philadelphia’s fugitive trash problem.



Congratulations to the Nutter Administration, Commissioner Perri, Tim Wisniewski and the Streets Department for taking this important step in opening up City litter/trash data to the public.

Where is the Data?

Here’s the EcoCamp information page that describes the city’s new data release (Link). Download links are provided for each data set.


What Fugitive Trash Data has Been Released?

The EcoCamp data release includes a number of fugitive trash related data files that should prove useful in understanding the nature and extent of our litter – stormwater trash pollution problem.

  • Street Litter Index Map Data File – shows 1-4 index score for semi-annual litter surveys
  • Code Violation Notice File – 434,000+ records on code violations with mapping coordinates
  • Big Belly Locations and quantity
  • Recycling quantify data by geographic area

I’ve started looking at the Code Violation Notice data and I will be reporting on it in upcoming blogs.




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