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Baltimore homes to receive free recycling carts this Spring

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Posted at 11:26 AM, Feb 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-11 11:28:18-05

BALTIMORE — Every Baltimore City household could soon be receiving a free recycling cart.

It's estimated the free carts could help curb illegal dumping and lead Baltimore to see a 20,000 ton increase of recycling per year.

The initiative is funded by a $9 million public-private partnership, including $3 million from the non-profit Recycling Partnership.

"This grant to Baltimore is our largest cart grant to date and will build upon the City’s Less Waste, Better Baltimore operations plan,” said Rob Taylor, Director of Grants and Community Development at The Recycling Partnership.

The lidded carts with wheels are expected to be delivered to homes beginning this Spring.