Due to the condition of the side roads trash collections will be taken from your closest accessible intersection to the trash truck. Please label your trash cans or recycling bins with your name or address.  I would strongly encourage you not to place bags instead of your cans as animals can get to them and create an mess.

Report missed pickups AND LOCATIONS by calling 311 or e-mailing 311 athttps://baltimore.customerservicerequest.org/.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works

Press Release

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Baltimore City Solid Waste Service
Resumes Tuesday, February 16, 2010

The Department of Public Works, Bureau of Solid Waste, announced today that both trash and recycling collections will resume Tuesday, February 16, 2010. Citizens are asked to place their regularly scheduled trash OR recycling at the end of the nearest street or alley or at an accessible central location determined by your community association president for pick up. Care should be taken not to block sidewalks, streets and alleys for vehicles and pedestrians.

Community Association Presidents may call 311 with accessible central locations whereregularly scheduled trash OR recycling will be placed for pick up. As always, citizens should call 311 for missed pick ups. The Bureau will continue to collect in this manner until full access to regular pick up locations is possible.

Citizen Drop-Off Centers are open to the public at their regular operational hours. Citizens can go to www.baltimorecity.gov or www.clearergreenbaltimore.com to find the nearest drop off center.

Bulk Trash pick up is cancelled for the week of February 15 through February 19, 2010.

As always, citizens are asked to properly contain trash in cans with tight-fitting lids to keep rats out and keep litter in its place.

PLEASE NOTE: Changing weather conditions expected for Monday, February 15 may alter planned sanitation operations. Citizens should continue to listen to and read local media for the latest updates and instructions from the Mayor and the Office of Emergency Management.

As citizens can safely do so, they should clear their sidewalks and then help their elderly and disabled neighbors do the same. It is also very important to clear areas around fire hydrants and storm drains to augment the continuing efforts of Public Works Water and Wastewater crews as they tackle the City’s 33,000 inlets. Daily thawing and melting snow can pool and freeze during the night causing large ice patches.

Most importantly, we thank Baltimore City’s citizens for their patience and perseverance as we work together to meet the challenges presented by these historic and unprecedented back-to-back storm events.

Celeste Amato
Telephone: 410-545-6541

Robert Murrow
Telephone: 410-545-6189