The Department of Public Works is responsible for providing oversight to the solid waste management and recycling programs. Residential trash, recyclables and yard waste are a weekly service as defined by City Code Ch. 162. Following are links to help you have a successful curbside collection!
CURBSIDE COLLECTIONS! Trash, Recyclables, Yard Waste –
+ Collection by Streets-2017 Find your day for Trash/Recycle Collection
+ Recycling Guide – All in One Can! NOTE: Plastic bags are not allowed. Recyclables placed in plastic bags will be considered TRASH. 🙁
MARKING YOUR RECYCLING CONTAINERS ~ for Easy to See Collection
In order of preference:
1. Write the word “RECYCLES” on it or put the logo on it – or –
2. Tie a plastic bag (any color will do) to the handle – or –
3. Place an “X” on both sides (use spray paint or duct tape).
PREPPING YARD WASTE FOR COLLECTIONS: BAG, BIN, and BUNDLE IT!
Yard Waste will no longer be collected if in a plastic bag.
The reasons: plastic is not bio-degradable; therefore, will not break down, and the plastic bags are jamming up the sifting equipment which has resulted in costly repairs and time. WHAT TO DO: Use your trash cans, recycle cans and/or bio-degradable PAPER bags for your yard waste. Branches and sticks to be Bundled with Twine. Branches not longer than 4 feet, not wider than 2 feet, not over 50 pounds in weight, no branches over 1.5 inches round.
ELECTRONICS ~ WHAT TO DO!
THE INCREDIBLE BULK COLLECTION SERVICE!
+Bulk Collection Service 10.9.17
NOTE: Call 410-939-2006 to schedule.
Calls accepted Wednesdays 8-5 and Thursdays 8-noon for Friday Collections.
The Department of Public Works’ responsibilities include maintaining City streets, sidewalks, curbs, parks and trees.
The Department of Public Works provides Water Production and Distribution to homes, businesses and fire hydrants.
2017 CCR Notification Web-update
QUESTIONS? You can call the Water Plant directly at 410-939-1070. Staff on-site 24/7.
The Department of Public Works is responsible for maintaining the sewer system throughout the City.
AVOID SEWER BACK-UPS
Clogged Pipes – A COSTLY PROBLEM ~ Take a moment to see the attached photos that capture what our Public Works Crews are finding in your sewer pipes.
BGE’s GAS LINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT!