Neighorhood Cleanups


The EKNA Cleaning & Greening Committee hosts regular neighborhood cleanups and can help you plan and facilitate cleanups on your block! Keep an eye on the EKNA Calendar and Facebook pages for upcoming cleanups. Want to host a cleanup on your block or want to suggest a location that needs some attention? Email

The Philadelphia More Beautiful Committee (PMBC) has been organizing block captains since 1956. With over 6,500 block captains in the city, they are the people keeping our blocks clean and green. But we always need more, especially in East Kensington. Go to and search your address to find out your block's litter score and find your block captain.  Please check this link to see if your block does not have a block captain. If your block does not have a block captain and you'd like to become one, please visit the PMBC Block Captain page to sign up today."

 Together, we can keep our community clean! If you're already a block captain, download this flyer to let your neighbors know who you are and when cleanups will happen.  

EKNA and ORCA are also happy to maintain a tool library for block cleanups in the EKNA and ORCA service areas. This service is only available to EKNA/ORCA members that can prove residency and are only available Saturday 10am-2pm. Submit your tool requests today!

Our next cleanup will be Saturday, November 10.

Please join volunteers from NKCDC and EKNA for our Fall Clean Up. EKNA is organizing clean ups at 2600 Braddock St., Letterly Green Park at Letterly and Amber St. and Pop's Playground at Hazzard St. and Trenton Ave. All volunteer opportunities are from 10 AM to 12 PM with a BBQ to follow at PBC. Thanks for helping keep the neighborhood clean!