City to offer paper pickup for firms

April 10, 2008|By John Fritze

Baltimore will offer an extra pickup of mixed paper products for businesses in the city on April 21, Mayor Sheila Dixon's administration said yesterday.

Dubbed "Clean Your Files Day," it is the first time in years the city has offered an extra paper pickup for businesses. The service is intended to encourage paper recycling on the day before Earth Day. Mixed paper products include phone books, newsprint, folders, mail and cardboard.

"You clean it out, and we'll pick it up right at your place of business," Dixon said. "This is part of our ongoing initiative to make Baltimore a cleaner and greener city."

To take part in the program, businesses must register with the city by April 15 by calling 410-396-4511.

"This is a perfect opportunity for organizations to take some time to clear out unneeded papers and documents and recycle them," said Department of Public Works Director David E. Scott.

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