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Public Utilities, Waste Management

Baltimore Will Distribute Recycling Carts to Residents to Encourage Recycling

February 19, 2021

Via: Waste360

Approximately 200,000 residents in Baltimore who receive trash removal or recycling pickup services from the city will receive new recycling carts this Spring to encourage recycling. The new program is part of a public-private partnership, funded by solid waste producers […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Baltimore City Council Approves Bill to Ban Plastic Bags

November 8, 2019

Via: Waste360

Baltimore’s City Council has approved a ban on retailers’ use of plastic bags and has set a 5-cent fee on paper bags. The legislation applies to grocery stores, convenience stores, pharmacies, restaurants and gas stations, although some types of products […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Baltimore Lawmakers Move Forward with Plastic Bag Ban

October 30, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Baltimore City Council committee advanced a plastic bag ban proposal that would also require retailers to charge 5 cents for paper bags. The bill is scheduled for a preliminary vote from the full council on November 4, according to […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Baltimore City Council Amends Proposed Plastic Bag Ban

October 10, 2019

Via: Waste360

A Baltimore City Council committee just voted to amend a proposed ban on plastics bags by reducing the threshold for banned bags to 2.25 mils from 4 mils. Representatives of retailers and grocery chains in the city told the City […]


Public Utilities, Public Water System

Baltimore approves 33% water bill hike amid public outcry

September 2, 2016

Via: American Infrastructure

After hearing two hours of testimony, the city’s Board of Estimates voted Wednesday to approve an increase to the city’s water and sewage rates. Comptroller Joan M. Pratt and City Council President Bernard C. “Jack” Young voted against what amounts […]