Press Releases

Mulberry Street Reopens With Sewer Infrastructure Work Completed

Extensive sewer infrastructure repairs, and improvements to other underground utilities, has kept the 500 block of West Mulberry Street closed since that street collapsed on July 4, 2016. 

DPW Welcomes Spring with Array of Cleaning Opportunities

Welcoming the first day of spring, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) stands ready to help residents clear their homes of clutter by shredding documents, recycling unwanted items, and properly disposing of household hazardous waste.


City Launches Public Awareness Campaign to Prevent Clogged Pipes, Help the Hungry

The Clean Drain Campaign, which kicks off March 16 and runs through April 16, lets residents of Baltimore help feed the City’s hungry while also protecting their plumbing from grease and wipes, which are major causes of sewer backups and overflows.

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Sanitation Services, Except for Street Sweeping, Resuming March 15

Routine sanitation services such as trash and recycling pickups and bulk trash removal will proceed on normal schedules Wednesday, March 15.

Trash and Recycling Cancelled Tuesday, March 14

Due to the forecast of more snow expected today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works has cancelled trash and recycling pickups for Tuesday, March 14.

UPDATE - Testing at Guilford Reservoir Rescheduled to Begin March 16

The testing for the Guilford Reservoir project on West Cold Spring Lane, which had been set to begin Monday, March 13, 2017, was delayed by the predicted snowstorm and is instead being re

DPW Cautions Citizens: Possible Scams

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Director, Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., is advising Baltimore metropolitan water customers to be aware that private individuals are making the rounds to either scam the public, or to sell them unnecessary water filtration systems.

DPW Web Portal Training Cancelled Due to Weather

Due to expected inclement weather, the one-on-one training for the Department of Public Works’ water billing web portal scheduled for tomorrow, Saturday, March 11, has been cancelled

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Testing at Guilford Reservoir - Brief booming sounds will be heard

The Guilford Reservoir project on West Cold Spring Lane will be undergoing a series of Statnamic load tests next week.

Baltimore to Open Extra Disposal Site for Small Commercial Trash Haulers

Baltimore’s Northwest Transfer Station will open on April 1, 2017, to small, commercial trash haulers who remove loads of unwanted household goods. This provides another legal option for dumping in addition to the Quarantine Road Landfill in South Baltimore, and is the latest step by Mayor Catherine E. Pugh and DPW to find ways to help keep Baltimore clean.