Press Releases

Sanitation Employees Return to Work,Trash Collections to Resume as Scheduled

Last week, after having to suspend operations at our Eastside Sanitation Yard (Bowleys Lane) to protect workers from the continuing spread of COVID-19, DPW began mobilizing other sanitation employees within the Bureau of Solid Waste. These other employees had been on permission leave (not working, but being paid) for weeks with the understanding that they would support core operations. These essential workers have been reminded of that fact, and a number of employees have returned to work.

 Sanitation Employees Refuse to Report to Work

This week, after having to suspend operations at our Eastside Sanitation Yard (Bowleys Lane) to protect workers from the continuing spread of COVID-19, we began mobilizing other sanitation crews within the Bureau of Solid Waste. These other employees had been on permission leave (not working, but being paid) for weeks with the understanding that they would support core operations, if and when needed.

Preparing for a Building Reopening:

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark again reminds owners of vacated or closed businesses and/or large buildings to check their water systems in preparation for "reopening." 

Corner Cans, Median Strips and Public Rights-of- Way Are Not for Household Trash

Today, Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds City residents and businesses that corner cans are not for household or business trash. 

DPW Suspends Operations at Bowleys Lane Sanitation Yard - Curbside Recycling Collections Suspended for Three Weeks

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced today the immediate suspension of all solid waste operations and activities at DPW’s Eastern Sanitation Yard, following a significant number of COVID-19 cases at the facility.  Acting Director Garbark also announced a citywide suspension of curbside recycling collections for three weeks in order to continue essential services following the closure of the Eastern Sanitation Yard. 

Trash Pickup - Outdoor Dining

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will provide corner can collection three times a day: in the early morning, around midday, and at night in the commercial areas where there are restaurants with outdoor dining. The Department will also provide proactive rat inspection and abatement in these areas. In Fells Point, the Waterfront Partnership will provide cleaning of nuisance litter along the streets and sidewalks in the business areas.

DPW Releases Draft Solid Waste Master Plan

The draft “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” Solid Waste Management Master Plan is now available online for public comment and review. The plan outlines a vision for improving solid waste diversion, recycling, and disposal in Baltimore City.

Residents May Experience Trash, Recycling Collection Delays

Baltimore City Department of Public Works  (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark announced today that some residents may experience a delay in trash and recycling collections as DPW makes staffing modifications.

Now Available: 2019 Water Quality Report

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced that DPW has published its 2019 Water Quality Report.  The report shows that the water that we provide to residential and commercial customers continues to meet or exceed regulatory standards.

REMINDER: Comments on Water Affordability Regulations Due on June 4

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) reminds residents and stakeholders that June 4, 2020, is the deadline to submit written comments on proposed rules and regulations to facilitate a key portion of the Water Accountability and Equity Act (WAEA). These draft regulations address customer service and support for water, wastewater, and storm water billing, and focus on resolving water billing disputes. 

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