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Baltimore City DPW announces completion of Less Waste, Better Baltimore Plan

Posted at 10:54 PM, Aug 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-05 22:54:06-04

BALTIMORE — The Baltimore City Department of Public Works has announced the completion of the Less Waste, Better Baltimore Plan.

This plan outlines a vision for improving the City’s solid waste management and recycling operations.

“In this plan, DPW provides a solid roadmap for near- and long-term strategies to maximize waste reduction and diversion while meeting sustainable operational and financial conditions,” Acting Director Garbark said.

The Less Waste, Better Baltimore operations plan provides a roadmap for:

  • Reducing food waste,
  • Increasing composting across the residential and commercial sectors,
  • Expanding access to recycling,
  • Maximizing reuse and diversion of construction waste,
  • Providing increased options for recycling and reuse of bulky waste items such as mattresses, carpets, and broken furniture, and
  • Upgrading the range of recycling services available at DPW’s residents’ drop-off convenience centers.