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February 21, 2013
I'm sure prior city administrators have looked into the feasibility of privatizing our trash collection within Baltimore City, or have they? ("Putting on the red ink," Feb. 20.) This has been a very successful venture in Baltimore County for over 40 years. Think about the elimination of sanitation employees, their pensions, benefits, salaries, trash trucks as well as other equipment, mechanics and maintenance employees. The bulk trash collection as well as the landfill operations would still be ours - or could those functions be privatized also?
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NEWS
By Pamela Wood, The Baltimore Sun | June 17, 2014
The Annapolis City Council adopted a $96.5 million operating budget early Tuesday morning that lays off seven employees, increases a tax on businesses and increases some parking fines. The budget also eliminates the Annapolis Economic Development Corp., which was created in 2010 to attract and promote businesses in the city. The agency's funding, which was $450,000 this year, will run out at the end of the month as the fiscal year ends. Businesses could pay up to $150 more per year due to a 17 percent increase in the personal property tax, which is a tax on equipment and merchandise that's paid by all businesses, according to Brian Woodward, acting city manager.
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NEWS
July 18, 2012
I would like to send my thanks and appreciation to the Baltimore City sanitation workers. I've commented over the years to many friends in the county how efficient and helpful the trash collectors are in Northeast Baltimore. Never was this more apparent then after the Baltimore Gas and Electric power outages, which lasted five days. We had to throw away all of the contents in our refrigerator and freezer. This made a huge amount of trash for our next pick-up day. Now, add two more difficulties: temperatures in the 90s and low 100s, and the fact our normal pick-up day is Wednesday which was the July 4 t h holiday.
NEWS
February 13, 2014
Speaking of trash collection around town, what exactly are our sanitation crews doing on Mondays when they aren't collecting regular or single-stream recyclable trash in most parts of the city ( "Talking trash in Baltimore," Feb. 10)? The deal was supposed to be that those crews would clean up alleys and whatnot on Mondays. Based on my own and others' observations, however, I'm guessing that isn't happening to any noticeable degree. Sean Tully, Baltimore - To respond to this letter, send an email to talkback@baltimoresun.com . Please include your name and contact information.
NEWS
April 3, 2010
Baltimore City has rescheduled trash collection day today for residents whose regularly scheduled pickup is Friday, which was a holiday. No bulk trash collection will occur, and all drop-off centers will be closed. Parking meters need to be fed. - Baltimore Sun staff
NEWS
February 22, 2003
Trash collection in Baltimore will resume Monday. Residents whose regularly scheduled collection day is Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday should place their items curbside in front of their homes. Beginning Thursday, trash will be collected from residents' usual location. Recycling collections will be made from the front of residences next week only. Monthly bulk-item collections will resume Thursday. As always, residents must call 311 to schedule bulk pickup.
NEWS
September 4, 2011
I live directly across the street from an alley where people regularly dump their trash - bags of food waste, old furniture, bags of household items, building materials, etc. Baltimore City's 311 service has been very responsive every time I've called to have the abandoned waste removed. However, I recently discovered a loophole that contributes to the wide-spread problem of abandoned trash throughout the city, especially in less-affluent areas. Today was trash day, and my neighbor's carpet from his flooded basement was in bags next to where the regular trash is collected.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Baltimore and Harford counties have struck a deal on trash collection they say will benefit taxpayers in both places. Beginning next year, a Baltimore County contractor will take Harford County paper, plastic and other recyclables to a single-stream recycling facility in Cockeysville, which could generate $60,000 a month for Baltimore County. And in 2016, Harford County trash collectors will deliver garbage to Baltimore County's Eastern Sanitary Landfill near White Marsh, where it will then be shipped to an out-of-state landfill.
NEWS
January 13, 1996
Baltimore and Baltimore County announced yesterday resumption of trash collections on modified schedules:* In the city, trash collection on the normal schedule will resume today on main routes and accessible secondary roads. The city's pickup of recyclable materials also will resume on the normal schedule.* In Baltimore County, the normal schedules will be followed, but residents there whose trash normally is picked up in alleys will need to place their containers in front of their houses.
NEWS
By Robert Lee and Robert Lee,Staff writer | November 13, 1991
Alderman Wayne Turner says Annapolis would save up to 50 percent on its trash bills by scrapping its current program and either hiring a private firm or merging with the county's trash collection system."
NEWS
By Scott Dance, The Baltimore Sun | December 26, 2013
Sick of the holidays? Santa didn't bring what you wanted? Or maybe you are just looking to spruce up the garden? Send your Christmas tree to the wood chipper. Christmas tree disposal began as early as Thursday and continues into January around the region. Residents are asked to remove all decorations, ornament hooks and other trimmings before disposing of trees. In some cases, the trees can be chipped into mulch that, come spring, can help green flower beds at government buildings or even residents' homes.
NEWS
By Chris Trumbauer | September 20, 2013
I listened with curiosity to Harford County Executive (and Republican gubernatorial candidate) David Craig's broadside against clean water this week. I realize that as we close in on Maryland's 2014 election, campaign fodder often overtakes serious debate, but even so I was surprised at his rant against county stormwater legislation that he himself introduced and then signed into law. Polluted runoff is a serious problem. In Anne Arundel County, it is responsible for a blanket advisory from our health department warning our residents against water contact within 48 hours after a rainfall.
NEWS
By Alison Knezevich, The Baltimore Sun | June 16, 2013
Baltimore and Harford counties have struck a deal on trash collection they say will benefit taxpayers in both places. Beginning next year, a Baltimore County contractor will take Harford County paper, plastic and other recyclables to a single-stream recycling facility in Cockeysville, which could generate $60,000 a month for Baltimore County. And in 2016, Harford County trash collectors will deliver garbage to Baltimore County's Eastern Sanitary Landfill near White Marsh, where it will then be shipped to an out-of-state landfill.
FEATURES
By Kevin Rector, The Baltimore Sun | April 27, 2013
More than 100 gloved volunteers, some in boots and others in waist-high waders, streamed along narrow paths and historic sea walls Saturday in a secluded nook of wetlands just south of Fort McHenry, their eyes scanning for trash or the perfect spot to plant a sapling. The volunteer cleanup and tree-planting event mostly centered on collecting garbage and removing large pieces of driftwood smothering growth areas for grasses. But from time to time, a more novel item turned up. "Here's a tennis ball," said Gail Hoffer, 48, a volunteer from Elkridge, who decided to join the cleanup after getting an email about it from the National Aquarium in Baltimore , where she's a member.
NEWS
February 21, 2013
I'm sure prior city administrators have looked into the feasibility of privatizing our trash collection within Baltimore City, or have they? ("Putting on the red ink," Feb. 20.) This has been a very successful venture in Baltimore County for over 40 years. Think about the elimination of sanitation employees, their pensions, benefits, salaries, trash trucks as well as other equipment, mechanics and maintenance employees. The bulk trash collection as well as the landfill operations would still be ours - or could those functions be privatized also?
NEWS
By Luke Broadwater, The Baltimore Sun | February 16, 2013
Why did Baltimore need to pay outside consultants half a million dollars for a report that says the city's financial future is grim? Some city residents wondered as much after Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake called for a new trash collection fee, a smaller city workforce and cuts to employee benefits as a way to deal with the projected $750 million, 10-year budget shortfall the consultants projected. For a city as financially strapped as Baltimore, couldn't that work have been done in house?
NEWS
By Adam Sachs and Adam Sachs,Staff writer | April 19, 1992
The county commissioners are pursuing recycling and trash collectionplans that defy "common sense" and will inflate costs for residents,Westminster Mayor W. Benjamin Brown told two board members at a Maryland Municipal League meeting Thursday night.Repeating an argument he has made several times, Brown urged the commissioners to create a combined countywide trash collection and recycling service to increase efficiency and lower costs for all Carroll residents."It will be a real eye-opener when you see what the average person in the county is going to pay for trash collection after July 1," Brown warned the commissioners at MML's Carroll chapter meeting at Manchester Town Hall.
NEWS
By Erik Nelson and Erik Nelson,Sun Staff Writer | June 1, 1995
Putting out the garbage is too easy, in the eyes of a Howard County waste-finance panel -- so the group is looking for ways to make it more painful.Along with steps encouraging more recycling and reuse, the panel is giving serious consideration to making every county household pay for each bag or can of garbage put out on the curb -- at a rate of perhaps $2 or $3 a bag. It is to make its final recommendations by September."
NEWS
February 15, 2013
Please, let me click my heals to find out I am still in Baltimore after all ("Mayor takes a risk," Feb. 12). We city residents have stuck by Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake as she promised lots of magical change if we only stay. We waited patiently to see if she really would invest in our neighborhoods - those of us who don't live at the Harbor or in Canton, that is. We gulped when she closed recreation centers at a time when our crime rate is still too high, but we didn't bolt. But now the mayor has proposed a fee for picking up our trash.
EXPLORE
December 26, 2012
Laurel city offices will be closed Monday, Dec. 31, and Tuesday, Jan. 1, for the New Year's holiday. There will be no city trash or recycling collections Monday and Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1. Refuse collections will be made as scheduled Dec. 27 and 28, and Jan. 3 and 4. Recycling usually collected on Mondays and Tuesdays will be collected Wednesday, Jan. 2. There will be no residential special pickups or yard debris collections during the...
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