UPDATE: The Mayor’s Spring Cleanup

DPW Press Release

March 20, 2020, UPDATE: 

Due to the COVID-19 Emergency Response and the need to follow best practices of social distancing, the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup has been cancelled.

“We appreciate all residents who take the time to clean their communities. Everyone can still do their part by keeping the area around their home or business clean of litter and debris,” said Acting DPW Director Garbark. “We look forward to the October 24th Fall Cleanup and encourage everyone to participate then!”

As always, residents are urged to call 311 to report any illegal dumping issues. City crews are equipped with clean uniforms and protective gear, and will continue to collect curbside trash and recycling.

In addition, the Spring GROW Center pop-ups are cancelled. Please check the DPW website for updates on rescheduling the pop-ups and other information.


In conjunction with Mayor Bernard C. “Jack” Young’s "Clean It Up!" Campaign, comes the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup on Saturday, April 18, 2020. This annual cleaning opportunity gives residents a chance to pitch-in and spruce up their neighborhoods.

Acting Public Works Director Matthew W. Garbark has announced that registration for the Mayor’s Spring Cleanup is happening now. Community groups, civic groups and resident volunteers should begin to prepare by selecting cleanup location(s) and organizing volunteers to participate.

To register, community leaders should call 311. It is that easy. This is the largest annual super-cleaning event all across Baltimore City.

When calling 311, it is important that you tell us how many volunteers you will have and provide your cleaning locations. Registered communities will receive a bundle of 50 trash bags to help with their cleaning efforts, and DPW will collect debris from the identified locations.

Participants 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 their bags.

The Mayor’s Spring Cleanup is an annual tradition that began in the year 2000. Cleaning takes place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on cleanup day, April 18, 2020. Communities are encouraged to register now through Thursday, April 9, 2020.

The Mayor’s Spring Cleanup is one of many tools in the City’s cleaning arsenal. Already, under the Mayor’s "Clean It Up!" Campaign, DPW has pledged to eliminate the backlog of key 311 cleaning service requests, including, street, alley and vacant lot cleaning, by April 1, 2020. Among the many initiatives under the "Clean It Up!" Campaign include the Community Pitch-In, expansion of the Care-A-Lot Program, and eliminating fees for the Small Haulers Program.

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