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DPW setting up community collection centers to help with recycling

Posted at 4:06 PM, Aug 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-31 07:36:57-04

BALTIMORE — On Thursday Baltimore City's Department of Public Works announced the cancellation of residential recycling pickup services through November 1st.

Wanting to encourage people to keep recycling the department is setting up drop off centers throughout the city. The only problem, if you want to recycling, you'll have to make the drop off yourself.

According to DPW, the current plan is to temporarily replace curbside residential recycling collections with Community Centers where dumpsters and load packers. These centers will be located and manned daily at central locations in each of the 14 Council Districts until Nov.1st.

The sites will be open starting Monday August, 31. Hours of operation will be Monday - Friday from 7 a.m.- 3 p.m. The sites include:

• District 1: DPW Maritime Operations Facility, 311 Eastbourne Avenue

• District 2: DPW Eastside Sanitation Yard, 6101 Bowleys Lane

(open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday)

• District 3: Hamilton Elementary School, 5807 Harford Road

• District 4: Chinquapin Middle School, 900 Woodbourne Avenue

• District 5: Former Police Academy, 3500 W. Northern Parkway

• District 6: Greenspring Middle School, 4701 Greenspring Avenue

• District 7: Westside Elementary School, 2235 N. Fulton Avenue

• District 8: Westside Skills Center, 4501 Edmondson Avenue

• District 9: DPW Meter Shop, 200 N. Franklintown Road

• District 10: DPW Southwest Sanitation Yard, 701 Reedbird Avenue

(open 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday-Saturday)

• District 11: Digital Harbor High School, 1100 Covington Street

• District 12: Dunbar High School, 601 N. Central Avenue

• District 13: DPW Property Management Facility,1825 Edison Highway

• District 14: Mergenthaler (“Mervo”) High School, 3500 Hillen Road

In addition, residents can dispose of trash and recycling at the following Convenience 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 - Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.