Recent News

DPW Kicks Off Annual Mitten Tree Campaign

Help to make the winter season warmer for Baltimore’s children in need this holiday season. The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) invites residents and commuters to support the 2017 Mitten Tree campaign by donating mittens, gloves, hats, and scarves.

On Thursday, Dec. 7 at 11:30 a.m., the City’s 44th annual Mitten Tree Campaign launches with a holiday-themed celebration in the lobby of the Abel Wolman Municipal Building, 200 Holliday Street.

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

Baltimore City, Maryland

Keep FOG out of the Drains this Holiday Season

As you prepare your meals for Thanksgiving and other holidays this season, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works reminds residents to avoid “fatbergs” and other plumbing obstructions by keeping cooking fats, oils and grease (FOG) out of drains.

Make sure your FOG goes “from the pan to the can.”  Instead of pouring grease down the kitchen sink, toilet, or storm drain, pour cooled cooking oil and grease from foods into a metal container or can. Let it cool, then put it in the trash. 


DPW Offices, Yards Closed for Nov. 23 Thanksgiving Holiday

Thanksgiving Day is a City holiday and the Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 23. DPW offices and facilities are open on Friday, Nov. 24, and trash and recycling collections will occur as scheduled.

Saturday, Nov. 25, will be the make-up collection day for trash and recycling in those areas that are regularly scheduled for collection on Thursday.

Application for Redevelopment Waiver and Qualitative Control Waiver

Store it all Storage
1018 South Paca Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

redevelopment waiver

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

Seven Mile Ln. to West Strathmore Ave.
between Park-Heights Ave. and Fallstaff Rd.

Baltimore City DPW Celebrates America Recycles Day

In honor of America Recycles Day, DPW is hosting a recycling trifecta: a plastic bag takeback, free document shredding, and a recycle bin sale. Residents who bring in five or more plastic grocery bags will receive a free reusable grocery bag (limit one reusable bag per resident).

Baltimore City Water Ranks Among Top 10 Nationally

Baltimore water has landed in the Top 10 among American cities with the best drinking water, according to Best Life Magazine online.


Application for Redevelopment Waiver

Johns Hopkins Hospital
Brady Building Demolition
600 N Wolfe Street
Baltimore City, Maryland

Application for Qualitative Control Waiver

WC 1322 Small Water Main Replacement & Rehabilitation Design at Various Locations
Area 2 – Belair Neighborhoods & Vicinity
Baltimore City, Maryland