Baltimore residents to choose trash can size

Posted at 5:49 PM, Jan 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-13 17:49:29-05

Officials say Baltimore residents will be able to pick between a small or large trash can under a program that will provide receptacles to all homes.

Director of the Department of Public Works Rudy S. Chow tells The Baltimore Sun that some residents were concerned that the 65-gallon receptacles originally planned for all households would be too big for some parts of the city.

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Chow says some residents can request one half that size.

The cans are expected to be distributed in late February under a plan to make neighborhoods cleaner.

A pilot program showed that calls for rat extermination dropped dramatically in areas studied and fewer workers reported injuries.

All properties with curbside waste collection in Baltimore will automatically receive a 65-gallon can at no charge to them.