City Bureau of Solid Waste Routine Services to Resume

DPW Press Release

Department of Public Works Acting Director, Matthew W. Garbark announced today that the Bureau of Solid Waste will resume the majority of its services beginning on Monday, June 29.  This includes recycling and trash collections, alley cleaning, cleaning and mowing, boarding, rat abatement, and other services. However, graffiti removal, bulk trash collection, and citywide mechanical street sweeping are still suspended for the time being. Residents’ normally scheduled curbside collection days for trash and recycling remain the same.


Friday, July 3, 2020 is a City Holiday and City offices will be closed.  However, curbside trash and recycling collections will occur as normal on Friday, July 3. 

The Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, the Northwest Transfer Station and the Quarantine Road Landfill will be open on Friday, July 3, and closed on Saturday, July 4.  The residential drop-off centers at Reedbird and Bowleys Lane remain closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Mechanical street sweeping remains suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Update: DPW Announces Changes to the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan

Extended Hours and New Locations for Community Collection Recycling Centers

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today announced the findings of the assessment of the Community Collection Centers for recycling locations under the Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan. Effective Monday, Sept. 14, the Community Collection Centers’ hours for all locations will be extended on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.  The Centers will continue to be open to City residents Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 7:00 am to 3:00 pm for recycling drop-off.  The Citizens’ Convenience Drop-Off Centers’ hours will remain unchanged.

Labor Day Holiday Notice

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark reminds citizens that Labor Day, Monday, September 7, is a City holiday. DPW offices and yards will be CLOSED.  

Recycling Community Collection Centers will not be open on Labor Day.

DPW Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off Days are Friday - Saturday, Sept. 4 and 5

Baltimore City Department of Public Works Acting Director Matthew W. Garbark today reminds citizens that the Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off event for September will occur on Friday and Saturday, September 4 and 5.  The event will be held from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on both days, September 4 and 5 at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street. 

Residents who come to Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off events are asked to wear a face covering and to stay inside their vehicles. 


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