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Hearing to discuss COVID-19's impact on trash and recycling services scheduled for Tuesday

Posted at 7:33 AM, Sep 15, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-15 07:33:10-04

BALTIMORE — On Tuesday, at 2:30 p.m., per Council President Brandon Scott’s request, the Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing with the administration and DPW to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on basic trash and recycling services.

In August, President Scott sent a letter to Acting Department of Public Works Director Matthew Garbark expressing frustration at the ongoing challenges associated with regular trash and recycling pickup and calling on DPW to take steps to better serve residents.

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In the letter, the Council President called for the Department to better prioritize 311 requests for missed trash collection, put additional recycling drop-off sites in each Council district, extend hours at the City’s three citizen drop-off centers, and be more proactive about communication between DPW and neighborhoods.