DPW Continues to Evaluate Recycling Operations Community Collection Centers Now Open on Saturdays

Press Release

Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) is continuing to evaluate its ability to resume curbside recycling collections. “National health reports indicate that the COVID-19 virus is beginning to surge. Some contributing factors to the surge include individuals moving from congregating outdoors to indoors. Out of an abundance of caution, DPW will not resume curbside recycling collections at this time,” Acting DPW Director Matthew W. Garbark announced today.

DPW expects to provide an update on plans to restart curbside recycling collections on Tuesday, Dec. 15.

The Department will continue to support residential recycling with the ongoing operation of Community Collection Centers, which are located in each of the 14 City Council Districts. Effective Oct. 31, all Community Collection Centers will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. for recycling. In addition, residents can bring recycling to five Citizens’ Convenience Drop-off Centers located throughout the City.

When visiting a Community Collection Center or Convenience Drop-off Center, residents are reminded to wear masks and to practice social distancing.

Residents are also encouraged to “Know What to Throw” when visiting a Community Collection Center or a Citizens’ Convenience Drop-off Center.  Plastic bags filled with recycling and items wrapped in plastic film should not be placed in the containers at collection sites.

 Know What to Throw

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