How Should Waste be Handled in Our City?

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Do you have ideas for how the City can improve recycling and create better trash disposal options? The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) has planned two meetings to provide residents with an opportunity to share their ideas. This input is important to the development of the “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” plan, which will guide the City’s sanitation policies for the next few decades. 

DPW wants City residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to offer ideas on what waste management and diversion should look like. Representatives from Baltimore schools, non-profit agencies, and hospitals are also invited to attend these meetings, along with public- and private-sector stakeholders, including environmental advocates.

  • The first meeting is 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. this Thursday, Feb. 28, at Edmondson-Westside High School, 501 N. Athol Ave.
  • The second meeting is 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday, March 11, at the Shake and Bake Family Fun Center, 1601 Pennsylvania Ave.

Each meeting will last approximately two hours and is focused on giving attendees the opportunity to voice their ideas. A brief overview of the “Less Waste, Better Baltimore” project’s objectives and progress to date will be provided. The majority of the meeting will consist of a discussion of the solid waste management and diversion options you think should be considered in the study.

At the Feb. 28 meeting, recycling bins will be on sale for discount prices: 25-gallon bin and lid for $10, and the smaller 18-gallon bin for $4.

Residents and stakeholders who are unable to attend a meeting are invited to fill out our online survey, which will close at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, March 12. 

For more information about the project, download our fact sheet or visit us at If you have any questions, please contact us at [email protected].

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