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:

Collection/Service Delay

Tuesday, Aug. 15, street sweeping has been cancelled in the following neighborhoods: Darley Park, Coldstream-Homestead-Montebello, Middle East, Broadway East, Druid Heights and Sandtown-Winchester  due to staffing and mechanical issues. DPW apologizes for this inconvenience and thanks residents for their patience.

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.

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-|
    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.