Baltimore Readies Delivery of New Trash Cans, But Extends Refuse Deadline

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Baltimore City is set to being delivering new trash cans to households next week. But if you want something smaller than the 65-gallon can being offered, there’s still time to request it.

According to a Baltimore DPW press release residents can ask for a 35-gallon can through April 20. The requests can be made via 311.

But before requesting, you must have a reason — actually, two. Properties must be a continuous block-long group of row houses, and have trash collection in the front of the home. Still, it got a little easier. DPW has lifted a requirement requiring residents to have a “lack of external storage space” for the smaller cans.

If residents don’t want one of the new 65-gallon trash cans that the city is spending $10 million to fund, they can call to refuse by April 20.

Delivery starts next week, and continues through the summer. Residents will get a door tag that  the trash can will be delivered in 2-3 weeks, and delivery schedules will be posted on DPW’s website.

The city allows that there may be some unwanted trash cans delivered, since in some cases the delivery date will happen before the refusal deadline.

“In such cases, DPWcrews will be in communication with these residents to either exchange the can at a later date, or remove the can,” the press release states.

 



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