Hunting Park, Philadelphia


Hunting Park Stakeholders Halt Expansion of Polluting Facility

In early 2009, Hunting Park residents organized to stop the expansion of a construction and demolition materials recycling plant, located close to residential areas and schools in Hunting Park. The facility sought a major permit modification from the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection that would have allowed it to almost double its operation.

The group convinced the facility owner not only to abandon plans for increasing the plant’s processing volume, but also to re-route its truck traffic away from residential streets.