Trash and Recycling Collection Updates

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 [email protected].
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Collection Delays (9/20/21 p.m. update)

Monday is not a scheduled curbside trash or recycling collection day.

On Friday, Sept. 17, due to staffing shortages, DPW was unable to collect recycling in the following neighborhoods: Cross Country, Glen Allen, Mt. Washington, Greenspring, Central Park Heights, Pigtown, Perring Loch, Stonewood-Pentwood-Winston, Hillen Road, Lauraville, Morgan State communities, and Loch Raven communities. These collections were completed on Saturday, Sept. 18.  Residents should leave recycling/trash collections in place until collected. Residents are advised to call 311 if materials remain uncollected 48 hours after the normal collection day.

Collection Delays

Day, Date Collection Type Impacted Neighborhood Status Update
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Cross Country Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Glen Allen Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Mt. Washington Completed  Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Greenspring Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Central Park Heights Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Pigtown  Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Perring Loch Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Stonewood-Pentwood-Winston Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Hillen Road Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Lauraville Completed Sept. 18
Friday, Sept. 17 Recycling  Morgan State area Completed Sept. 18

Residents should place trash/recycling out on their normal collection day and leave the items in place until collected. Residents are advised to call 311 if materials remain uncollected 48 hours after the normal collection day. 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.