Precautions Urged to Reduce Litter as High Winds Bear Down on the City

Press Release

With forecasts calling for rain and strong winds on Friday, March 2, Baltimore City residents are reminded to keep their trash bagged and inside cans with secure lids. Those setting out recycling should keep material as secure as possible, with heavier items holding down paper and other lightweight items that can be windblown.

The municipal trash cans distributed by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) in 2016 have attached lids, reducing the likelihood that lids can be damaged or lost.

A nor’easter heading up the Atlantic Coast is expected to have a significant impact in New England, but rain and winds will also lash the mid-Atlantic, including Baltimore.

In addition to keeping debris from escaping from trash and recycling, residents can help avoid possible street flooding by clearing debris from storm drain grates. Storm drain inlets that are badly blocked can be reported to 311 and a DPW crew will remove the debris. 

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Jeffrey Raymond
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Kurt Kocher
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Jennifer Combs
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The Baltimore City Department of Public Works supports the health, environment, and economy of our City and region by cleaning our neighborhoods and waterways and providing its customers with safe drinking water and sustainable energy practices.