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Recycling, paper shredding, hazardous waste drop-offs to be held Saturday in Baltimore

Posted at 9:23 AM, Oct 02, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-02 09:23:02-04

BALTIMORE — On Saturday, Baltimore City's Department of Public Works will hold an event for residents to take care of household priorities all at one time in one place.

From 9 am to 1 pm, citizens can drop-off their recycling, and have important papers shredded, while also picking up free trees and mulch.

Those three things can be done at St. Lo Drive in Clifton Park.

Meanwhile, residents can discard household hazardous waste Friday and Saturday, at the Northwest Citizens' Convenience Center at 2840 Sisson Street from 9:00 am to 5 pm. Items include household cleaning products, bleach, ammonia, batteries, solvents, oil-based paint, etc. Latex paint is not considered hazardous and should be dried out and disposed of with your regular trash, or donated.

As for the recycling event, no trash will be accepted. Recyclable items include paper, plastic food and beverage jars, jugs and prescription bottles, aluminum cans, and glass bottles and jars.

For shredding, residents can drop off two 32-gallon bags of documents to be shredded.

The Trees and mulch giveaways are courtesy of TreeBaltimore and are available on a first come basis.

DPW says the event will be held rain or shine.

On Friday, DPW announced the start of leaf pick-up requests.

Residents can call 311 to schedule a time for up to 20 bags of leaves to be picked-up. Multiple appointments can be made until all bags are gone.

Here are some places leaves can be dropped-off as well, Monday through Saturdays.

  • Quarantine Road Sanitary Landfill – 6100 Quarantine Road
  • Southwest Citizens’ Convenience Center- 701 Reedbird Avenue
  • Eastern Citizens’ Convenience Center- 6101 Bowleys Lane
  • Northwest Citizens’ Convenience Center - 2840 Sisson Street
  • Northwest Transfer Station – 5030 Reisterstown Road