Mayor, DPW Announce Resumption of Bulk Trash, White Goods Collections

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Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced that bulk trash and white goods collection services for residents will resume on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with a modified schedule. 

Collections will occur on Saturdays from 7 a.m. - 3 p.m., with services focused on a different sector of Baltimore City each week. Residents can call 311 to schedule bulk trash or white goods collection. Each household will be allowed the removal of up to three items per month. Residents can begin contacting 311 to request a collection date starting September 17, 2021.

“We know residents rely on bulk trash services and, thanks to a strong partnership with Director Mitchell and the Bureau of Solid Waste, I’m proud to announce the restart of this service after a long suspension to help keep our neighborhoods clean,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I thank our residents for their patience and understanding while this service was suspended, and look forward to working closely with DPW to ensure this and other services can come back online safely for the benefit of our residents.” 

The collection schedule will be as follows:

  • First Saturday of the month: Southwest
  • Second Saturday of the month: Northwest & Central
  • Third Saturday of the month: Northeast
  • Fourth Saturday of the month: Southeast
  • DPW will make up all missed bulk and white goods collections during the week

“We are excited to resume this service for the residents of Baltimore, and I want to thank our Bureau of Solid Waste for being innovative and flexible in executing this initiative,” said Department of Public Works Director Jason W. Mitchell. “I believe restarting this critical service for Baltimore City residents is about access and equity. We have many residents that do not own vehicles, older residents, and residents with disabilities who may not be able to make it to our drop-off centers, and this will be a big help to them, their family, and friends who assist them.”

When residents call 311, service representatives will share the next collection date available. Collections will be limited to 200 bulk trash stops, and 30 white goods stops per Saturday. Requests received after this limit is reached will be scheduled for the following month. DPW may modify these limits later depending on crew efficiencies and available resources. Requests for a Saturday collection must be received before 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the Saturday when the collection will occur. 

Bulk items include furniture, appliances, and up to four tires with the rims removed. White goods consist of home appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers, and air conditioners. All items must be clearly marked "bulk collection" and placed at the same location as regular trash pickup. Residents with a rear pickup should leave items at the end of the yard and leave the gate unlocked. Residents should not place items out for collection until they have a confirmed collection date from 311.

Residents who can are still encouraged to use DPW’s five Drop-Off Centers. For more information on our Drop-Off Center locations and hours, click here

For information about the current status of city services, visit the City’s Service Status website at baltimorecity.gov/servicestatus

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