Germantown United CDC is participating in’s Street Level series, part of The Next Mayor project.

The series focuses on specific issues pertinent to a particular community as addressed by local leaders and asks how the next mayor of Philadelphia can help.

Our question is pretty simple – Why are there zero public trash cans for roughly a mile stretch on Germantown Ave, between Penn and Berkley streets, an area that houses numerous storefronts and is serviced by the SEPTA 23 bus route at every block?

Watch our video and check out GU’s profile on – Street Level: Where are all the trash cans in Germantown?

In a few weeks, candidates Jim Kenney and Melissa Murray Bailey will tell us what they would do about it, as our next mayor. Stay tuned!