Zero Waste Guide
Zero Waste Resources for Philadelphia
Many communities offer tools to help residents on their zero waste path. We’ve gathered innovative options we’ve come across in the city of Philadelphia. Do you have a resource to recommend? Contact us here.
Zero Waste Programs
Ready to get involved with your community? Below are local options available to you.
The City of Philadelphia is partnering with local businesses and organizations to help the city and its residents achieve Zero Waste. The Program invites businesses to participate and commit to implementing Zero Waste practices.
Philabundance works to help reduce food waste within Philly by partnering with local food retailers, restaurants, etc. to take food that would have been wasted and donating it to members of the community that lack access to healthy and fresh local foods.
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Sometimes it’s difficult to understand which grocery stores are thinking about zero waste from purchase to sale. We’ve rounded up our favorite zero waste grocery stores near you.
Zero Waste Restaurants
When dining out, it’s nice to have confidence the food you are eating is sustainably sourced and no single-use items are used. Explore some tasty zero waste dining options
Fork Restaurant is actively trying to reduce food waste within the restaurant through responsible sourcing of food ingredients and by educating staff on how to use more parts of the animal and produce for different dishes.
McGillins Tavern is one of the oldest operating Taverns in Philly and also one of the more progressive restaurants focused on reducing waste through composting efforts and making more sustainable choices in the products they choose. The Tavern is working towards its Zero Waste Certification.
Zero Waste Events
Whether in-person or online, there are many zero waste events available. Check out what is coming up.
SustainPHL is Philly’s Annual Sustainability Awards Ceremony and Celebration focused on spreading awareness of sustainability and highlighting efforts by individuals, groups, and businesses on their efforts to advance sustainability within Philly.
Compost Drop Off Sites
Did you know nearly 80 billion pounds of food ends up in landfill each year? Combat food waste by dropping off your organic waste at one of these compost options.
Mom's Organic Market
Mom’s Organic Market is an organic food market that allows customers to drop off organic waste through their drop off compost program at their Bryn Mawr and Center City store locations.