Spring into Action! Sign up for the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup

Press Release

With the official start of spring only a few weeks away, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is prepared to support our residents’ springtime cleaning and greening efforts.

Make sure that your community is ready to shine in the weeks ahead by participating in the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup. Baltimore City residents, neighborhoods, and civic groups can sign up by calling 311. An annual tradition, this year’s Spring Cleanup will take place on Saturday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

To participate, groups should organize now and provide their cleanup location(s) and anticipated numbers of participants when calling 311 to sign up. Registered communities will receive bags to help with their cleaning efforts, and DPW will collect debris from identified locations.

Residents participating in the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup can earn credits toward their stormwater fee. Certificates and forms for the stormwater credit can be picked up by registrants when they come to collect bags for their cleanups.

St. Patrick’s Day Recycle Bin Sale
Make sure there is a recycling bin on hand for your St. Patrick’s Day celebration. Recycling bins will be on sale Saturday, March 9, at the Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson St., from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. Bins will be sold at discounted prices: 18-gallon bins ($4) and 25-gallon bins with lids ($10).  

The GROW Centers are Back!
DPW’s Grow Centers (Green Resources & Outreach for Watersheds) are popping up – again!  In addition to the GROW Center pop-up events, we’ve added four stand-alone workshops to our schedule. At the GROW Center events, residents can get free trees and mulch, purchase recycling bins, talk to greening experts like master gardeners, and attend workshops and demonstrations. To pre-register for GROW Center activities: visit Baltimoregrowcenter.eventbrite.com or call 410-396-0732.

Pop-ups:

April 6, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., Easterwood/Sandtown Park - 1537 McKean Ave., 21217

April 13, 9 a.m. -12 p.m., Oliver Community Farm - 1400 N. Bond St., 21213

April 27, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., HEPP Park - 2301-2399 Pinewood Ave., 21214

May 4, 9 a.m. - 12 p.m., Bethel Playscape - 1500 N Bethel St., 21213

Workshops:

April 4, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Rain Barrel Workshop, Civic Works Center for Sustainable Careers - 3501 Brehms Lane, Suite B, 21213

April 9, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Social Justice & Greenspaces, Langston Hughes Community Business Resource Center - 5011 Arbutus Ave., 21215

April 25, 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. - Mindfulness & Greenspaces, Patterson Park Pagoda, E. Lombard St., 21224

April 30, 6:30 p.m.-7:30 p.m. - Composting Workshop, Filbert Street Garden, 1317 Filbert St., 21226

 

 

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Contact

Jeffrey Raymond
410-545-6541
[email protected]
Kurt Kocher
410-545-6541
[email protected]
Jennifer Combs
410-545-6541
[email protected]
After hours, weekends, or holidays please call 410-396-3100 for the duty officer

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.