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To Find your Trash Collection Day: Go to

Enter your entire address into the “Search by Address” box and click “Find”. Then click on the “Service Areas” drop down menu and select “Rubbish Days”.  Your trash collection day will be listed under the drop down menu.

Pickup for Temple University Main Campus is Monday in most cases.

  • You must place all garbage and trash in storage containers.
    • Garbage must be placed in leak-proof containers with tight-fitting lids.
    • Combustible waste must be placed in covered containers or sturdy bags that are securely tied.
    • Newspapers and magazines should be tied in bundles.
    • All containers must be kept clean and sanitary.
  • You must place your containers out for city trash collection after 7:00 P.M. the evening before trash is collected.
  • In buildings with two or more apartments, the landlord must provide a common storage area for trash and garbage containers, or common disposal equipment, such as an incinerator.
  • You must be careful not to spill garbage and trash in halls or on stairways.
  • If you live in a single-family dwelling, it is your responsibility to keep the house clean and sanitary. It is your responsibility to have insects, rodents or other pests exterminated.


Sounds cannot be audible more than 100 feet away from the boundaries of your property. Also, no radio, tape player or other similar amplified device may be used on a public transportation vehicle unless the user of the device utilizes an earplug or earphones that prevent anything other than minimal sound to be heard by others.

Sounds emanating from a radio, tape player or similar device are not allowed without earplugs at the following times:

  • In the Center City commercial district and neighborhood commercial districts between the hours of 7:00 A.M. and 7:00 P.M.
  • In residential districts between the hours of 9:00 P.M. and 8:00 A.M.

Guest Behavior

You can be held responsible for any violations that occur around your dwelling. This includes the behavior of guests. You may be held responsible by the university or the City of Philadelphia for the conduct of persons who are not listed on the lease.

Hosting a Party

Temple University Guidelines for Hosting and Managing a Safe Social Event:

This information will help you identify the methods through which you or your organization will:

  • control service of alcohol
  • promote moderate alcohol consumption
  • respond to alcohol-related medical concerns 

Each student and/or organization should identify appropriate strategies for creating an environment in which alcohol use is secondary to the event itself and which emphasizes food and activities not related to alcohol so as to minimize the risk associated with its presence. 

You must give consideration to how you plan to manage each of the following aspects of hosting an event:

    • Entertainment
    • Traffic flow: A plan for both entering and exiting the event
    • Distribution of alcohol to of-age guests only
    • Managing traffic to bathrooms
    • Food/water/alternative beverages (not alcohol)
    • Intoxicated guests (at the door and once in the event)
    • Sober hosts
    • Doorperson/bartender/other necessary persons
    • Other: special circumstances, themes, house structure, outside space, etc.

Event hosts should be aware of risks associated with consumption of alcohol.  Hosts should monitor the consumption of alcohol by guests and take appropriate action if any guest displays signs of intoxication.  Campus police should be contacted immediately if any guest appears to need medical attention: (215) 204-1234.

Further recommendations for managing safe social events

  • Refrain from serving hard alcohol.
  • Limit available alcohol to 12oz cans of beer (not bottles) or 5oz servings of wine.  Serving alcohol from common containers (kegs, self serve, funnels, bongs) poses higher risk. It is safer to offer single servings so that guests can keep track of their alcohol consumption.
  • Limit available alcohol to fewer than four drinks per guest of legal age (assuming one drink/hour)
  • Control the distribution of alcohol using an of-age bartender.
  • It is illegal to charge for alcohol in any way unless the party is located in a facility that has a liquor license. You cannot charge an entry fee, entertainment fee, sell cups, or ask for donations. Any exchange of money for alcohol, or basing access to alcohol dependent on payment of some sort, is considered a sale, which is illegal without a state-issued liquor license.  Charging at the door of parties in which alcohol is available is a crime and students will be cited.
  • Allow guests a period of time during which alcohol is not served to ‘cool off’ before leaving.  It is a good idea to stop serving alcohol at least one hour before the end of the event.
  • In order to be served alcohol, participants must present appropriate identification (Driver's License, Passport, state-issued ID).  A Temple ID card is not a sufficient form of identification to acquire alcohol because it does not include a birth date.  At the entrance, an of-age doorperson who can reasonably identify and differentiate between a legitimate ID and a false ID should be used. 
  • For events that include underage participants, efforts must be made to appropriately identify of-age guests, who may acquire alcohol.  Do not wristband or hand-stamp underage guests.  Use these methods to identify of-age people only.
  • Abundant food and non-alcoholic beverages should be served during the event. 
  • The amount of alcohol provided should not exceed one standard serving of alcohol per hour. One serving of alcohol is 12oz. of beer, 4-5oz. of wine, or 1.5oz of 80 proof liquor.
  • An appropriately trained bartender should be in control of the service of alcohol. It is higher risk to allow guests to pour or control their own alcohol (i.e., self-pour bottles of wine on tables, kegs).  
  • Remaining alcohol must be disposed of properly.
  • Sober hosts should be use to identify and manage any issues of concern.
  • Ensure that all attendees have a safe way of getting home.  Be prepared to provide alternate transportation for drivers who have had too much to drink (taxis, buses, etc.).  Promote the use of designated drivers.

Alcohol and Other Drug Programming

Temple University seeks to encourage an environment which encourages healthy decisions surrounding the use of alcohol and other drugs.

Wellness Resource Center Alcohol Page

How to know if your friend has alcohol poisoning

Critical Signs and Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

  • Mental confusion, stupor, coma, or person cannot be roused.
  • Vomiting.
  • Seizures.
  • Slow breathing (fewer than eight breaths per minute).
  • Irregular breathing (10 seconds or more between breaths).
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature), bluish skin color, paleness.

What Can Happen to Someone With Alcohol Poisoning That Goes Untreated?

  • The victim can choke on their own vomit.
  • Breathing slows, becomes irregular, or stops.
  • Heart beats irregularly or stops.
  • Hypothermia (low body temperature).
  • Hypoglycemia (too little blood sugar) leads to seizures.
  • Untreated severe dehydration from vomiting can cause seizures, permanent brain damage, or death.

What Should I Do If I Suspect Someone Has Alcohol Poisoning?

  • Know the danger signals.
  • Do not wait for all symptoms to be present.
  • Be aware that a person who has passed out may die.
  • If there is any suspicion of an alcohol overdose, call Campus Safety (1-1234 on campus, 215-204-1234 from an off campus phone) for help.

Remember, Temple University has a medical amnesty policy that states that no student will be subject to university discipline for seeking medical treatment for the effects of drug or alcohol use, and this amnesty will be granted to both the intoxicated student and the student seeking help for an intoxicated student.

 To get help for yourself or a friend:

 Tuttleman Counseling Center

Campus Alcohol and Substance Awareness (CASA)

1810 Liacouras Walk (5th floor)

Philadelphia, PA 19122

Telephone: (215) 204-7276

Walk-In Hours: M-F 10:00am-1:30pm