Bring Your Recycling to a Community Collection Center

Community Collection Centers are available for recycling drop-off in each of the 14 City Council Districts. The DPW Residential Drop-Off Centers are available to accept recycling. The Community Collection Centers are a central part of DPW’s Solid Waste Continuity of Service Plan to allow the Department to continue to provide residents with recycling collections during a temporary modification of curbside recycling services. Residents are invited to submit any questions or concerns about the Continuity of Service Plan to: [email protected]

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Community Collection Centers Now Open on Saturdays

Effective Oct. 31, all Community Collection Centers will be open on Saturdays from 8 a.m.-2 p.m. for recycling. Community Collection Centers weekday hours of operation: Monday, Wednesday, and Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. and on Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. The Citizens’ Convenience Drop-Off Centers’ hours will remain unchanged.

  • District 1: DPW Maritime Operations Facility, 3311 Eastbourne Avenue
    • In front of building on Eastbourne Ave
  • District 2: DPW Eastside Sanitation Yard, 6101 Bowleys Lane and Hazelwood Elementary School, 4517 Hazelwood Avenue
    • Parking lot in front of school
  • District 3: Hamilton Elementary School, 6101 Old Harford Road
    • Back parking lot accessible via Christopher Ave or Sylvan Ave
  • District 4: Chinquapin Middle School, 900 Woodbourne Avenue
    • Front of school on 5500 block of Midwood Ave
  • District 5: Former Police Academy, 3500 W. Northern Parkway
    • Back parking lot accessible via Manhattan Avenue
  • District 6: Greenspring Middle School, 4701 Greenspring Avenue
    • Lower parking lot in front of the school
  • District 7: William S. Baer School, 2001 N. Warwick Avenue
    • Parking lot in front of school
  • District 8: Westside Skills Center, 4501 Edmondson Avenue
    • Parking lot accessible via Athol Ave
  • District 9: Steuart Hill Academic Academy, 30 S. Gilmor Street
    • Parking lot behind school, accessible via W. Lombard Street
  • District 10: DPW Southwest Sanitation Yard, 701 Reedbird Avenue
  • District 11: Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street
    • Parking lot next to school, accessible via Covington Street
  • District 12: Dunbar High School, 601 N. Central Avenue
    • Back parking lot accessible via Central Ave near Orleans
  • District 13: DPW Property Management Facility, 1825 Edison Highway
    • Parking lot in rear of building
  • District 14: Mergenthaler (“Mervo”) High School, 3500 Hillen Road
    • Back parking lot accessible via 3500 block of Tivoly Ave

Residential Drop-Off Locations

Two of the recycling collection centers listed above include DPW’s Residential Drop-Off Centers located on Reedbird Avenue and on Bowleys Lane. These locations are accepting trash and recycling and will be open Monday through Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

In addition, residents can dispose of trash and recycling at the following Residential Drop-Off Centers:

  • Sisson Street Citizen Drop-Off Center, located at 2840 Sisson Street, Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Northwest Transfer Station, located at 5030 Reisterstown Road, Monday - Saturday 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Quarantine Road Landfill, located at 6100 Quarantine Road. Monday, Monday - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Note: Box trucks that have collected neighborhood recycling will be allowed to use the Sisson Street Drop-Off location at 2840 Sisson Street. Walk-ins with recycling are welcome!

Know What to Throw When Visiting a DPW Recycling Collection Center

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When visiting a Recycling Collection Center, please make sure that you are recycling right. Plastic bags filled with recycling should not be placed in the containers at the Collection Center locations.

Sepa que arrojar cuando visite un centro de recolección de reciclaje de DPW

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If you have a question about what to bring to a Recycling Collection Center, please visit DPW’s Recycle Right web page. This easy-to-use online tool takes the guesswork out of recycling.