DPW Deploys New Fleet of All-Terrain Litter Vehicles
Thursday Jun 14th, 2018
Fifteen new all-terrain litter vehicles (ATLVs) are set to hit City streets, allowing the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) to expand cleaning operations for business districts and gateways into surrounding neighborhoods.
A $500,000 grant from the Keep Maryland Beautiful program has allowed DPW to nearly triple the number of ATLVs in our fleet.
“This funding will help DPW step up our litter-fighting efforts and support the Mayor’s vision of a cleaner, more beautiful Baltimore,” said DPW Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E. “DPW is highly appreciative of the Keep Maryland Beautiful award.”
These ATLVs can do the work of an additional 26 employees, helping the City maximize and extend our litter-fighting efforts. DPW is using the machines to boost its cleaning activity in the existing 19 Business Districts and traffic gateways in virtually every section of the City.
DPW unveiled the new ATLVs at Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan’s Regional Cabinet Meeting held Thursday morning at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center in West Baltimore.
The Keep Maryland Beautiful program is led by the Maryland Department of Housing and Community Development. The program focuses on neighborhood beautification through increasing greening, citizen stewardship, community education, and litter removal, and is the officially designated state affiliate of Keep America Beautiful.
A successful collaboration among City agencies helped to achieve this Keep Maryland Beautiful award. The Baltimore City Environmental Control Board and the Mayor’s BMORE Beautiful program secured the funding on behalf of DPW.