Drop Off Household Hazardous Waste Items This Friday, Saturday Save the Date: June 19 Shredding Event

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The Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Household Hazardous Waste Collection season is in full swing. The next Household Hazardous Waste Collection for 2021 will be Friday, June 4, and Saturday, June 5 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.

DPW's Household Hazardous Waste Collection takes place at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street. The Household Hazardous Waste Collection season runs from April to October and generally occurs on the first Friday and Saturday of the month.

This is an opportunity for Baltimore City residents to dispose of household hazardous waste (HHW) materials such as oil-based paints, pesticides, herbicides, car and household batteries, drain cleaners, pool chemicals, and many other items. Latex paint is NOT hazardous waste, it can be dried up and the cans put out for regular trash collection.

For additional HHW drop-off dates and a list of items accepted during DPW’s Household Hazardous Waste Collection drop-offs, please visit the Recycling Services webpage: https://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/recycling-services.

FREE Shredding Event

DPW will offer free paper shredding for Baltimore City residents on Saturday, June 19, 2021. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at 2801 St. Lo Drive (former Lake Clifton High School), Baltimore, Md. 21213.

This is an opportunity for Baltimore City residents to safely dispose of sensitive paper documents quickly, easily, and securely. Canceled checks, medical records, credit card information, utility bills, old tax returns, and pay stubs are among the many items that can be destroyed by shredding. Documents are shredded onsite. Residents can bring up to two 32-gallon bags of documents to be shredded. Bags with other materials/trash will not be accepted.

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Contact

Yolanda Winkler
410-545-6541
James E. Bentley II
410-545-6541
Jennifer Combs
410-545-6541
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.