Good Neighbor Tips

Part of TAPA’s mission is to improve quality of living for all area residents. One way to do this is to foster good community relationships between neighbors. Many disputes between neighbors arise because of problems with trash, noise/parties, and parking. By following these helpful tips, you can be a good neighbor to the community.

Trash & Recycling

  • Trash & Recycling day for most properties surrounding Temple University is Monday morning. You can verify your trash pick-up day by visiting this websiteand entering your address.
  • Trash must be bagged and placed on the curb between Sunday at 7pm and Monday at 7am.
  • It is Philadelphia Law that you MUST recycle. The City will issues fines starting at $50 for not separating recycling from regular trash.
  • If you do not have a blue recycling bin, you can use any other plastic container as long as it is clearly labeled “recycling”.
  • All recyclables (paper, plastic, cans, and glass) can be put in the same container.
  • Visit the Philly Streets Department website for more info on what you can and cannot recycle and answers to other frequently asked questions regarding trash and recycling.

Noise Ordinances

Residential Quiet Hours are Sunday – Thursday from 9pm to 7am and Friday – Saturday from 11pm to 7am.

Temple Student Code of Conduct

Click here to view the Temple Student Code of Conduct

Did you know that the Student Code of Conduct applies to all part and full time students, as well as persons who are not officially enrolled for a particular semester or summer session but who are pursing a degree or otherwise have a continuing student relationship with the University? (see page 2)

Did you know that the Student Code of Conduct applies even when off campus?The Student Code of Conduct applies to areas within 500 yards of University premises/campus, fraternity/sorority houses, other housing managed by a recognized student group or “off campus conduct that seriously threatens the safety and well being of other Temple University students, faculty, or staff or University property or that adversely affects the University community or the pursuit of its objectives.” (see page 2)

It is the student’s responsibility to:

  1.  Foster an environment conducive to continued intellectual and educational stimulation within the University free from harassment by other members of the community; and
  2.  Foster the maintenance of physical and mental health, the safety and welfare of each member of the community; and
  3.  Respect the rights of others.

Temple Good Neighbor Policy

The purpose of Temple’s Good Neighbor Policy is to encourage Temple University students to engage in practive and intentional efforts to build connections and relationships with their residential community.  The Policy establishes basic guidelines for Temple students to be good neighbors and to conduct themselves as responsible members of the community.

The Policy states that students must:

  • Abide by fire, health, zoning, building, and safety codes, including occupancy limits, and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Licenses and Inspections code and ordinances.
  • Dispose of litter, trash, and garbage on a regular basis in an appropriate manner.
  • Complete clean up within 24 hours after social functions to ensure litter and trash is removed from the neighborhood.
  • When responsible for outside maintenance under lease or rental agreements, maintain lawn and landscaping on a regular basis.
  • Foster and maintain good community relations and cooperation with neighbors and authorities.
  • Take proactive steps to manage the conduct of guests, including measures that reduce the risk of harm.
  • Take active steps to prevent damage to neighbors’ property.
  • Be engaged in mediating and resolving problems or concerns with neighbors in a timely and civil manner.
  • Use elevated or amplified sound only in accordance with the City of Philadelphia Noise Ordinance.

You can read more about Temple’s Good Neighbor Policy here: