Less Waste, Better Baltimore
Baltimore City is currently conducting a master planning effort to identify options for improving solid waste diversion, recycling, and disposal in the City. We are committed to developing a master plan (the "Less Waste, Better Baltimore" plan) that outlines a clear and realistic future vision for improving the City’s solid waste recycling program and operations, over both the near- and long-term, with the goal of maximizing waste reduction, reuse/repair, recycling, and sustainable management of materials through 2040 and beyond.
- Learn more about the master plan project
- Download the fact sheet
- View current waste management services
Information Gathering Meetings Held
We had a great turnout at both of our initial community meetings! Those who participated provided excellent input about the challenges to reducing Baltimore’s solid waste as well as new ideas for the solid waste management and diversion options we should consider in the study.
Waste Characterization Study Underway
The project team is in the process of conducting the first phase of a citywide waste sort to gather information on the mix of materials sent through our waste management system. This will help us understand how much of our waste stream may be recyclable. Check back soon for the results!
Attend a Meeting
Thanks to those of you who attended our two community meetings. Stay tuned for the dates and locations of our second two meetings (tentatively scheduled for May 2019), which will focus on gathering your feedback on the initial study findings.