Press Releases

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Closure: Monday, January 16, 2023

In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that DPW offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Monday, January 16, 2023. The holiday closure does NOT impact residential trash and recycling collections. 

New Year's Day Closure: Monday, January 2, 2023

In observance of New Year’s Day, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that DPW offices and Sanitation Yards will be closed Monday, January 2, 2023.

The holiday closure does NOT impact residential trash and recycling collections. However, trash and recycling collections for condos and businesses WILL be affected due to the holiday observance.

10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is updating the City’s 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan (SWMP) and is seeking input from residents and other stakeholders – including environmental advocates; representatives from city businesses, schools, and hospitals; and those who live and work in the City.

The State of Maryland requires Baltimore City to adopt and maintain a comprehensive solid waste management plan that covers at least the subsequent 10-year period. The 10-year Solid Waste Plan must be both approved by MDE and adopted by the Mayor and City Council.

Winter Weather Conditions Contributing to Increase in Baltimore Area Water Main Breaks

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is experiencing an increase in the water main breaks and water-related service requests due, in part, to freezing temperatures over the weekend and this week’s warmer weather. DPW is working expeditiously to make water main repairs and to respond to water-related service requests.

DPW Announces Public Meeting to Provide Updates on City’s Modified Sanitary Sewer Consent Decree Thursday, January 19, 2023; Meeting Starts at 6 p.m.

On Thursday, January 19, 2023, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) will hold its annual public meeting to provide an overview of the work covered by the Modified Consent Decree (MCD) for Baltimore City’s sanitary sewer system, especially the Department's work over the past 12 months. The consent decree requires DPW to address overflows from the City’s sanitary sewer system.

DPW Launches New Agency Logo to Kick Off 2023 Initiatives

The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) officially launches its new agency logo. This announcement marks the first phase of the agency’s rebranding process. DPW’s rebranding will shift into implementation in the Summer of 2023 with the release of its strategic plan.

Mayor Scott and Department of Public Works Director Mitchell Launch B’More WISE

Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott joined Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., to launch B’More WISE – the Baltimore Water Infrastructure Strategic Educational Program. B’More WISE provides technical-based training to Baltimore residents dedicated to pursuing long-term careers in the water and wastewater industries as licensed water and wastewater operators.

DPW Offices, Sanitation Yards Closed: Thanksgiving Day - Thursday, November 24

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell, Ed.D., reminds residents that Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, 2022, is a Baltimore City holiday. DPW offices and sanitation yards will be CLOSED. Trash and recycling collections WILL BE impacted by the holiday closure. Trash/Recycling makeup day is Saturday, November 26, 2022.

Update on Sinkhole at Montebello I Water Treatment Plan

"DPW has maintained the integrity of the sinkhole site, and contractors are now onsite determining the next steps for repairing the infrastructure affected by the sinkhole. We anticipate this work will be ongoing over the next several weeks."
 

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