Photo by Bill Smith

Curbside recycling is returning to Baltimore on Tuesday (1/19) with a new digitized system to help drivers navigate collection routes.

The return comes more than four months after the City suspended weekly recycling collections as it faced a shortage of workers amid the pandemic. Mayor Brandon Scott announced the restart last week, and talked about a new push behind the service.

“I’ve initiated weekly RecycleStat meetings to monitor recycling and trash pickup and ensure residents get the services they deserve,” Scott said in a statement. “Only 15% of our population recycles. I want Baltimore to use the restart of services to dramatically increase that number as we work to divert recycling from our landfills and build a more environmentally sustainable City.”