City Reduces Trash Pickup This Week

July 13, 2009

New routes, a pared trash-pickup schedule and expanded recycling, all starting this week, mark some of the biggest changes to city sanitation in decades. Among the changes:

* The city is discontinuing Monday pickup.

* Garbage will only be collected once a week. There is a limit of 96 gallons, or about three cans, on the amount of trash you can set out. Trash must be set out in cans with tight-fitting lids.

* Recycling will be collected once a week. There is no limit on the amount of recycling you can set out.

* Garbage and recycling must be placed outside no later than 6 a.m. - rather than 7 a.m. - the day of collection.

* You can call 311 with questions or to inform the city about illegal dumping and missed trash.

Get more online

When is my trash picked up? Get a link to a map that shows days of the week for the new trash and recycling schedule.

Talk about it: Discuss the new trash and recycling policies.

All this, at baltimoresun.com /bmoregreen

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