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Trash Talk
Unlike many other major cities, Baltimore still has twice-weekly trash pick-up. There are also days for recycling, and hazardous waste drop off.

Regular trash
Pickups are every Monday and Thursday morning, except holidays.

Recycling paper
Pickups are the 2nd and 4th Friday each month, except holidays.

Recycling bottles & cans
Pickups are the 2nd and 4th Monday each month, except holidays.

Hazardous waste
Twice yearly drop-off at the Poly-Western High School: Coldspring Lane and Falls Road. Saturday from 9 AM to 3 PM, Sunday from 11 AM to 3 PM.
 
2005 Trash & Recycling Schedule
General guidelines – please don’t be a “Trash Terrorist!
Officially, trash must be set out in covered containers marked with your address. In reality, many residents use trash bags. Either way, trash should not be set outside until the morning (between 6 and 8 AM) of the scheduled pickup – if necessary, trash may be set outside no earlier than the night before. Check the schedule: there are no pickups on holidays.

The object is to have trash outside for the least amount of time before pickup, and to secure trash in a container or a sturdy trash bag. Otherwise, stray dogs, cats, rats, or vermin will get into the refuse. Ripped trash bags, sitting for days and surrounded by scattered garbage, make the whole neighborhood look bad. And, in case you're wondering, plastic grocery bags are NOT “sturdy trash bags.”

Trash should only be set out at the rear (or front, where appropriate) of your property. Street corners, vacant lots, or the park are NOT acceptable places to drop trash.

Also, litter baskets around the park and along neighborhood streets are for litter. They are NOT intended to be extra places for the disposal of household trash.

In addition to the aesthetic and public health issues, there are laws about proper handling of trash – violators are subject to some serious fines. So, let’s all work together – not just because it’s the law, but because it’s the “right” thing to do. Thanks, neighbor!

Print Version
Want a hard copy of this so you can tape it to your refrigerator? For a print-ready (.pdf) version of the 2005 schedule, click here.
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 Regular trash pickup
B
 Bottle & can recycling - blue bags (every 2nd & 4th Monday) AND regular trash pickup
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H
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