Collection Delay Information

If trash and/or recycling collections are delayed by weather conditions or staffing operations, DPW will notify residents on this web page. Residents will be notified of delays as the Department adjusts operations to accommodate areas of the City where there are staffing shortages. Residents can also connect with DPW using the methods listed below:

  • Trash and recycling delays will be posted on one or more of the following DPW social media platforms: Facebook, Twitter and Nextdoor.
  • Residents can submit questions about Solid Waste collections or concerns to 311 or publicworks@Baltimorecity.Gov.
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Collection/Service Delay

Today, Friday, April 29, 2022, trash will not be collected from the mixed refuse route 2504, serving the Belair-Edison and Mayfield neighborhoods. The trash collection make-up date for these impacted neighborhoods will be Saturday, April 30, 2022.  The contractor scheduled to collect this route has advised that due to staffing shortages on their end, they cannot collect this route today. If you have any questions, please contact DPW's Eastern Sanitation Yard at 410-396-9950.  We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The new Bi-Weekly Recycling Collection schedule started on Tuesday, Jan. 18 The shift to Bi-Weekly Recycling Collections is designed to bring stability and predictability to routes impacted by delays in recent weeks.

 DPW's move to bi-weekly collections for recycling, uses an alternating A and B cycle system for curbside collection services:

Northeast and Northwest neighborhoods will be on Week A of the alternating schedule.

Southeast and Southwest neighborhoods will be on Week B of the alternating schedule

Additional Bi-Weekly Recycling Collection information is available on the DPW website.

Residents are advised to report missed recycling or trash collections to 311. 

Collection delays will continue to be posted on this webpage.  During inclement winter weather, solid waste collections may be delayed due to road and alleyway conditions.

Clarification For Certain Communities Near North Avenue- A and B Recycling Collection

There are  communities in North East area of the City that follow the B Week recycling collections that border the North Ave. line of demarcation. DPW is modifying Week A collections to avoid confusion regarding recycling collections in these communities this week (week of Jan. 18)  and next week (week of Jan. 25). Some residents in these communities thought they were on the Week A collections. 

Recycling in the communities listed below will be collected this week and next week.  These communities will not have collections for the week of Feb. 1. The Week B recycling collections for these communities will start Feb. 8 and will alternate thereafter.

Better Waverly
East Baltimore Midway
Darley Park
South Clifton Park
Clifton Park
Four By Four

To find your trash and recycling collection day, please use City View Application or call 311.

Residents Encouraged to Use DPW Drop-off Centers

When impacted by collection delays, residents are encouraged to use one of DPW’s five Citizens’ Drop-Off Centers.
Quarantine Rd. Sanitary Landfill-
Citizens' Convenience Drop-off:
6100 Quarantine Road, (410) 396-3772,
Citizens' Drop-off Use: Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Citizen Drop-off) Haulers/Landfill Use: Mon.– Sat., 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

  • Western Sanitation Yard
    701 Reedbird Avenue, (410) 396-3367,
    Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Eastern Sanitation Yard
    6101 Bowleys Lane, (410) 396-9950,
    Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5  p.m.
  • Sisson Street Drop-Off Center
    2840 Sisson Street, (410) 396-7250
    Mon. – Sat., 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Northwest Transfer Station
    5030 Reisterstown Road, (410) 396-2706,
    Mon. – Sat., 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.