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Baltimore City Department of Public Works - Solid Waste
Monday February 14th, 2011 :: 03:53 p.m. EST

Sign Up for Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Spring Cleanup: Home to Harbor – Clean Water Starts in Your Backyard

Public Works Director Alfred H. Foxx today announced that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake’s Spring Cleanup – “Home to Harbor – Clean Water Starts in Your Backyard” - will take place on Saturday, April 16, 2011 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join your neighbors and choose a location that needs a special cleanup. Community representatives should call 311 to register.

This year’s theme continues to emphasize the connection between litter and debris around the house and in the neighborhood and the cleanliness and health of the City’s streams and harbor. Residents will be asked to pay special attention to make sure gutters and storm drains in their communities are cleaned and stay clean. Trash should never be swept into storm drains. Residents should call 311 to report storm drains impacted by dirt, trash and debris to prevent flooding and to safeguard the health of the city’s waterways.

Containers for debris collection will be available on a first call basis. Trucks will NOT be available. Even communities without a container can participate by bagging and stacking debris at a designated location so that it can be picked up on Monday, April 18th. It is important that communities provide their designated collection points to 311 when they register their cleanup. This ensures that bagged debris will be collected on the pick up day, Monday, April 18th.

Cleanup supplies will be limited and all tools must be signed for by the community leader and returned to the Bureau of Solid Waste.

Baltimore City Department of Public Works - Solid Waste
200 Holliday St
Baltimore, MD 21202

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 410-396-4511

Robert H. Murrow
Media Communications

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