10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan

Baltimore City is required by the State of Maryland to adopt and maintain a comprehensive solid waste management plan that covers at least the succeeding 10-year period.  This plan, which covers the years 2013 through 2023, identifies the goals for managing the City’s solid waste stream, assesses the existing solid waste collections systems (public and private), current and future disposal capacity needs, and the ways in which recycling, residential, commercial, bulk, and other wastes are to be managed.  The Mayor and City Council have approved and adopted the Plan.

On May 18th, 2022, the Board of Estimates, the City's spending board, approved DPW's request for a hearing on proposed amendments to the Solid Waste Management Plan for Baltimore City. The hearing will discuss adding certain supplemental information required by the State and the addition of a recycling plan to reach the State­ mandated 35% recycling rateThe proposed amendments to the Plan were approved on June 1, 2022. The amended plan with the BOE approval letter can be found on this DPW webpage.


Unamended Version of Plan

Download or view a copy of the 10-Year Solid Waste Management Plan for 2013-2023, on DPW's webpage.