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Hazardous waste collection canceled in Baltimore

Hazardous waste collection canceled in Baltimore
Posted at 10:35 AM, Oct 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-03 10:35:12-04

Hazardous wasted collection scheduled for Friday, Oct. 5 and Saturday, Oct. 6 in Baltimore City has been canceled, the Department of Public Works said Wednesday.

Contracting issues beyond DPW's control was cited as the reason for the cancelation. The collection point was supposed to be Northwest Citizens Convenience Center, 2840 Sisson Street.

That facility will still be open for the public to drop off trash and routine recyclables, but materials like oil-based paints, herbicides, pesticides, drain cleaners, and other chemicals can't be collected at this time. 

A seven-month household hazardous waste collection schedule is anticipated for 2019, DPW said, running the first Friday/Saturday of each month from April to October. 

DPW will announce if a rescheduled date can be arranged prior to April. Residents wanting to learn more about household hazardous waste collection can do so on the Environmental Protection Agency's webpage