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|Mayor, DPW Announce Resumption of Bulk Trash, White Goods CollectionsCollections Resume on Modified Schedule Starting October 2 Today, Mayor Brandon M. Scott and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Jason W. Mitchell announced that bulk trash and white goods collection services for residents will resume on Saturday, October 2, 2021, with a modified schedule. |
Collections will occur on Saturdays from 7 a.m. – 3 p.m., with services focused on a different sector of Baltimore City each week. Residents can call 311 to schedule bulk trash or white goods collection. Each household will be allowed the removal of up to three items per month. Residents can begin contacting 311 to request a collection date starting September 17, 2021.
“We know residents rely on bulk trash services and, thanks to a strong partnership with Director Mitchell and the Bureau of Solid Waste, I’m proud to announce the restart of this service after a long suspension to help keep our neighborhoods clean,” said Mayor Brandon M. Scott. “I thank our residents for their patience and understanding while this service was suspended, and look forward to working closely with DPW to ensure this and other services can come back online safely for the benefit of our residents.”
The collection schedule will be as follows:
First Saturday of the month: Southwest
Second Saturday of the month:Northwest & Central
Third Saturday of the month: Northeast
Fourth Saturday of the month: Southeast
DPW will make up all missed bulk and white goods collections during the week
“We are excited to resume this service for the residents of Baltimore, and I want to thank our Bureau of Solid Waste for being innovative and flexible in executing this initiative,” said Department of Public Works Director Jason W. Mitchell. “I believe restarting this critical service for Baltimore City residents is about access and equity. We have many residents that do not own vehicles, older residents, and residents with disabilities who may not be able to make it to our drop-off centers, and this will be a big help to them, their family, and friends who assist them.”
When residents call 311, service representatives will share the next collection date available. Collections will be limited to 200 bulk trash stops, and 30 white goods stops per Saturday. Requests received after this limit is reached will be scheduled for the following month. DPW may modify these limits later depending on crew efficiencies and available resources. Requests for a Saturday collection must be received before 5 p.m. on the Thursday before the Saturday when the collection will occur.
Bulk items include furniture, appliances, and up to four tires with the rims removed. White goods consist of home appliances such as stoves, refrigerators, dryers, and air conditioners. All items must be clearly marked “bulk collection” and placed at the same location as regular trash pickup. Residents with a rear pickup should leave items at the end of the yard and leave the gate unlocked. Residents should not place items out for collection until they have a confirmed collection date from 311.Residents who can are still encouraged to use DPW’s five Drop-Off Centers.
For more information on our Drop-Off Center locations and hours, click here.
For information about the current status of city services, visit the City’s Service Status website at baltimorecity.gov/servicestatus
BALTIMORE, MD—The Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT) is encouraging residents and businesses whose property has been damaged by the effects of Hurricane Ida to contact the Department, as they may qualify to have their property assessments reduced. Maryland residents can fill out this form and email it to their local SDAT assessment office. A list of all SDAT offices with contact information can be found on SDAT’s website here.
“SDAT is well-versed in natural disaster response, and we stand ready to assist Marylanders whose property has been damaged or destroyed in the path of Hurricane Ida,” said SDAT Director Michael Higgs. “We encourage those impacted to email this form to their local assessment office as soon as possible to have their damage surveyed.”
Multiple locations across Maryland such Annapolis, Rockville, and Baltimore City have been impacted by flooding and power outages caused by Ida. SDAT’s assessors are currently logging affected properties and will begin surveying damage in the coming weeks. Please note that in order to have your property assessed, you must submit the attached form to your local assessment office.
When a decrease in value is confirmed by an assessor—either from an exterior inspection or from a resident submitting the attached application—an adjusted property assessment will be sent to the County Finance Office and a new tax bill may be issued. If a property owner has already paid their tax bill, a prorated abatement will be issued. If the extent of damage is not clear from an exterior inspection, the attached form will be mailed to the property owner for them to complete and send back.
In addition to real property tax relief, business personal property destroyed as a result of Hurricane Ida may also be eligible for a personal property assessment reduction.
The Department joins Governor Hogan and the Maryland Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) in reminding residents to take all necessary precautions and avoid all affected areas. Click here for more information from MEMA on how residents can be weather prepared by ensuring that they know how to receive warnings, follow safety tips, and take certain actions.
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