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New recycling program in Baltimore County


Yesterday, February 1, Baltimore County began a new recycling program that will save you, as a resident, time and energy. The new program prevents you from having to sort your recycling! Now, residents can put all their recycling – paper, bottles and cans – in one 34 gallon container or smaller on the curb for weekly pickup.

Recycled ItemsVisit the Department of Public Works Recycling and Waste Prevention website for more information and to review the pickup schedule. Residents can now recycle even more items than before including juice cartons/boxes, rigid plastics (buckets, flower pots, etc) and aluminum foil. Baltimore County hopes that by allowing you to recycle more and reducing your sorting restrictions you will in fact recycle more. More recycled waste is better for our landfills and saves the county money in the long run.  Read the website and FAQs carefully – there are restrictions regarding the container size and how you identify recycled goods vs trash.

Now that you’ll be recycling more it’s important that you keep the recycling contained and organized in your home. Here are a few references to help you organize and learn more about recycling:

Do your part to help your county, your state and your EARTH….start an at home recycling program TODAY!

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Theresa Finnigin is a Baltimore/D.C. based professional organizer, speaker, writer and owner of Ready Aim Organize. Theresa is a member of the National Association of Professional Organizers (NAPO) and NAPO Baltimore Chapter. The mission of Ready Aim Organize is to rid homes and offices of clutter and chaos to ensure time is not wasted and each day is more productive and peaceful than the one before!


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