Recent News

DPW Holiday Recycling Services: Christmas Tree Mulching, Curbside Pickup and More

Now that the Christmas holiday is over, Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today offered important reminders to residents on curbside collection and mulching of Christmas trees - mulching starts Jan. 5 and curbside tree collection begins Jan. 2, 2019.

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Second Set of Sewer Overflows Last Week Reported

About 9.6 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water overflowed into Baltimore streams last Friday, Dec. 21, as a result of infiltration from heavy overnight rains. A total of about 7.5 million gallons flowed into the Jones Falls from locations on Preston Street and on Falls Road; and about 2.1 million gallons flowed into the Herring Run from a stream bank manhole near Belair Road.

Christmas Day and New Year's Day Holidays

hristmas Day and New Year's Day are City holidays; the Baltimore City Department of Public Works’ (DPW) offices and yards will be closed on Tuesday, December 25, and Tuesday, January 1. DPW offices and facilities are open on Christmas Eve and New Year's Eve, and trash and recycling collections will occur as scheduled on those days.

Rain Causes Weekend Sewer Overflows

Rains in the Baltimore area on Saturday, December 15 and Sunday, December 16, contributed to sanitary sewer overflows of about 20 million gallons of stormwater mixed with sewer water.

DPW’s Back in the Community: Tuesday, Dec. 18

Director Chow invites City residents to attend one of the three remaining “DPW in the Community” Meetings. The next community meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 18, at the Public Safety & Training Facility, 3500 W. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, Md. 21215. The meeting starts promptly at 6 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m.

Annual Consent Decree Public Meeting is Jan. 23, 2019

The second annual public meeting to discuss Baltimore City’s Modified Consent Decree for the sewer collection system is set for Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019, at 1800 Washington Blvd.

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Comment Period Extended for Watershed Assessments

The 30-day public comment period for Baltimore City’s watershed assessments of the North Lower Branch Patapsco and Baltimore Harbor watersheds is being extended by four weeks, to 5 p.m. on Jan. 16, 2019.


THIS SATURDAY: DPW Community Meeting

Got a question about a trash problem? Looking for job? Want your water bill reviewed? To get answers to these questions and more, City residents are invited to attend this Saturday’s “DPW in the Community” meeting hosted by the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW).

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DPW Community Meetings: Dec. 11, 12, 15, or 18

This week the Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., and his senior leadership team will host three community meetings throughout the city.  Director Chow will be on hand to answer questions and share information about what the Department is doing to serve Baltimore City residents.