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April 18, 2011
There will be no trash or recycling pickup for Baltimore neighborhoods this Friday, which is a holiday for city workers. Residents who live in neighborhoods that are serviced on Fridays can leave their trash or recycling bins out on Saturday. Also, there will be no bulk trash pickups scheduled for Friday, and trash drop-off centers will be closed. That includes the Quarantine Road landfill and all the local transfer stations. Park meters, however, will be in effect.
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By Lauren Eisenberg Davis | December 31, 2011
Some people count down the days to a major holiday, or a vacation. I'm counting down the days to my next recycling pickup. I've lived in Baltimore County a long time - long enough to remember the recycling center at the Owings Mills Metro on the weekends. But as recycling, and the greening of America, became more important, we saw many improvements: first to curbside pickup, which ultimately reduced our trash collection to weekly; and eventually to single-stream, where we could mix all our recycling together, no longer having to bin the paper, glass, metal and plastic separately.
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By Sarah Fisher and Sarah Fisher,sarah.fisher@baltsun.com | July 12, 2009
The sun had only begun to cast shadows Friday as garbage collectors jumped into their trucks to begin routes that have remained virtually unchanged for more than 40 years. But starting Monday, sweeping changes will come to Baltimore's sanitation routine. City garbage and recycling crews will be placed on newly drafted routes, and trash and recycling will each be picked up once a week, instead of the former schedule, when trash was picked up twice a week and recycling once every two weeks.
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
As I drove through my neighborhood full of recycling bins on Wednesday, July 6, our regular recycling pickup day, I began to wonder why we use a "slide" schedule during holiday weeks. Due to the July 4 Holiday our trash and recycling pickup days were moved back a day. Judging by the volume of recycling bins in the street it was apparent that my fellow citizens were unaware of that. Why inconvenience every resident in Howard County when only a small percentage have their pickup day interrupted by a holiday?
NEWS
July 2, 2007
This schedule will be in effect Wednesday: Anne Arundel County offices: Closed Courts: Closed Libraries: Closed Senior centers: Closed Public schools: Closed Trash removal: No trash, recycling or yard-waste pickup; landfills closed Annapolis City offices: Closed Parking meters: Feed Bus service: No service Trash removal: No residential refuse or yard recycling pickup; curbside recycling collection for bottles, cans, papers will not occur; no makeup...
EXPLORE
July 7, 2011
As I drove through my neighborhood full of recycling bins on Wednesday, July 6, our regular recycling pickup day, I began to wonder why we use a "slide" schedule during holiday weeks. Due to the July 4 Holiday our trash and recycling pickup days were moved back a day. Judging by the volume of recycling bins in the street it was apparent that my fellow citizens were unaware of that. Why inconvenience every resident in Howard County when only a small percentage have their pickup day interrupted by a holiday?
NEWS
January 12, 2007
This schedule will be in effect in the Baltimore area Monday: Anne Arundel City offices: closed County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Public schools: closed Trash removal: trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, but landfills closed. Annapolis City offices: closed Parking meters: feed Bus service: Regular service, free all day Trash removal: no pickup Baltimore City offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Parking meters: feed Public schools: closed Trash removal: no pickup, stations closed Baltimore County County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Parking meters: feed Public schools: closed CountyRide: no service Senior centers: closed Trash removal: trash and recycling pickup, landfill open Carroll County County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Public schools: closed Carroll Area Transit System: no service.
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By Patrick Gilbert and Patrick Gilbert,Sun Staff Writer | June 11, 1994
As curbside recycling expands into more areas of Baltimore County, the changes in trash pickup can come as a shock for some residents.For example, residents of older townhouse developments, long accustomed to putting their trash on the sidewalk in front of their homes, now must carry their trash and recyclables to a central area for collection.Samuel A. Hicks of Randallstown thinks that puts a hardship on the elderly and disabled."It's hard for senior citizens and handicapped people to get their trash to the front of their house, let alone carry it 50 yards or more to a central pickup spot," said Mr. Hicks, who investigates discrimination complaints for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
NEWS
February 18, 1992
During the next couple of weeks you'll hear more about blue bags than you ever wanted to. The reason is that Baltimore is gradually changing over to a citywide recycling program and blue see-through plastic bags are a key element.As neighborhood after neighborhood switches from two weekly garbage pickups to one regular trash collection and one recycling pickup, those blue bags are to be used for glass bottles, aluminum cans and plastic containers and jugs. Garbage crews will alternate between picking up these items one week and paper products the next.
NEWS
July 8, 2001
Crofton residents' recycling pickups switched to Mondays The county Department of Public Works says it made a mistake when it sent out notices of changes in residential trash and recycling pickups - failing to inform about 1,000 Crofton households that their recycling pickup was switched from Thursdays to Mondays. Affected are neighborhoods in the Crofton triangle off Crofton Parkway that have trash pickup Mondays and Thursdays. The county provides two trash pickups and one recycling pickup weekly.
NEWS
April 18, 2011
There will be no trash or recycling pickup for Baltimore neighborhoods this Friday, which is a holiday for city workers. Residents who live in neighborhoods that are serviced on Fridays can leave their trash or recycling bins out on Saturday. Also, there will be no bulk trash pickups scheduled for Friday, and trash drop-off centers will be closed. That includes the Quarantine Road landfill and all the local transfer stations. Park meters, however, will be in effect.
NEWS
December 31, 2010
This schedule will be in effect today: County Trash: No pickup in Anne Arundel, Baltimore and Howard counties. In Carroll, Frederick and Harford, check with contractors. Anne Arundel landfill and convenience centers closed. Baltimore County trash and recycling facilities will be closed. Howard has no recycling pickup. Harford waste disposal center and waste-to-energy center closed. Annapolis Parking meters: free Trash : no pickup Baltimore City Parking meters: free Trash: no pickup; landfills and transfer stations closed Transit MTA buses: holiday schedule MTA commuter buses: no service Subway (Metro)
NEWS
By Michael Cross-Barnet | July 18, 2009
Call me the mad recycler. It's been an obsession of mine for decades. I'm the guy who goes around the tables after the church dinner, collecting those red plastic cups - you never noticed they have that little recycling symbol, did you? - and bringing them home in a plastic bag while my family members indulgently roll their eyes. I invented a recycling game with my kids: Hey, who can find the little raised triangle on this container? (The entertainment value is increased by the fact that a lot of packaging manufacturers do their darnedest to make the thing practically invisible.
NEWS
By Sarah Fisher and Sarah Fisher,sarah.fisher@baltsun.com | July 12, 2009
The sun had only begun to cast shadows Friday as garbage collectors jumped into their trucks to begin routes that have remained virtually unchanged for more than 40 years. But starting Monday, sweeping changes will come to Baltimore's sanitation routine. City garbage and recycling crews will be placed on newly drafted routes, and trash and recycling will each be picked up once a week, instead of the former schedule, when trash was picked up twice a week and recycling once every two weeks.
NEWS
July 4, 2007
This schedule will be in effect today: Anne Arundel County offices: Closed Courts: Closed Libraries: Closed Senior centers: Closed Public schools: Closed Trash removal: No trash, recycling or yard-waste pickup; landfills closed Annapolis City offices: Closed Parking meters: Feed Bus service: No service Trash removal: No residential refuse or yard recycling pickup; curbside recycling collection for bottles, cans, papers will not occur; no makeup days...
NEWS
January 12, 2007
This schedule will be in effect in the Baltimore area Monday: Anne Arundel City offices: closed County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Public schools: closed Trash removal: trash, recycling and yard waste pickup, but landfills closed. Annapolis City offices: closed Parking meters: feed Bus service: Regular service, free all day Trash removal: no pickup Baltimore City offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Parking meters: feed Public schools: closed Trash removal: no pickup, stations closed Baltimore County County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Parking meters: feed Public schools: closed CountyRide: no service Senior centers: closed Trash removal: trash and recycling pickup, landfill open Carroll County County offices: closed Courts: closed Libraries: closed Public schools: closed Carroll Area Transit System: no service.
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