Please note that the trash generated by our small businesses is scheduled for pickup twice each week. The east side of York Road is scheduled for Tuesday and Friday pickup, and the west side is scheduled for Monday and Thursday pickup.
Each business may place up to 80 gallons of waste (four 20-gallon trash cans). Please place your business trash out on the street the morning of trash pickup, in proper rat/dog/bird-proof containers, not just in plastic garbage bags. If you must place the business trash out the night before, please make every effort to properly contain the trash in a tightly closed trash can. Businesses generating larger amounts of waste must arrange for private collection and disposal of their waste.
Please do not use the street corner cans along York Road for your business trash. These corner cans are scheduled to be emptied daily, however that has not seemed to be happening, and they fill very quickly! We have been monitoring the need for more trash pickups, and the YRP is also monitoring and documenting the condition of the cans, and we hope to demonstrate the need for more effective pickups along York Road. Overflowing trashcans are not a welcoming sight for our community!
If trash is piling up in front of your business, we need your help. The GBA and the York Road Partnership are working to increase the effectiveness of the trash pickups along York Road. GBA is photographing the status of the cans and have begun contacting 311 to begin utilizing the Citi-Stat program. If trashcans are full (or overflowing!), please help by calling 311 with the address of the trash can location. The more calls the better, as it will add to the volume of calls and perhaps get some attention. Perhaps the squeaky wheel really will get the job done. Please assist the GBA and the community residents in the fight against trash!
Get rid of that illegally dumped trash! Before your property is cited for illegal dumping, call bulk trash at 311.
Has illegal dumping occurred on your business property?
Every month, Baltimore City residents and business owners can place up to three items out for collection. One day per month is set aside for this collection. Just call 311 and tell them your address, telephone #, and what 3 items you need picked up. Call the City 3 or more working days before your scheduled date. Your bulk trash day remains the same as in 2005 (reference: west side of York is 4th Wednesday of each month, east side of York is 3rd Thursday of each month). Please confirm your day by calling 311.
WHAT IS BULK? Bulk items are furniture, appliances and up to 4 tires with the rims removed. All items must be clearly marked "bulk collection," and placed at the same location as regular trash pickup.
THE FOLLOWING WILL NOT BE COLLECTED: Building materials such as sheet rock, siding, wood pieces or roofing.
WHERE AND HOW SHOULD IT BE PLACED? All items should be placed at the same location as regular trash. If you have a rear collection for trash, clearly mark all items and place them at the end of the yard and leave the gate unlocked.
Recycling is essential to the future of our planet. Fortunately, recycling is easy to do and everyone can make an important contribution.
BOTTLES & CANS
2nd & 4th Mondays of the month - glass jars, glass bottles, aluminum cans, tin (steel) cans, all plastic small mouth containers with # 1 or # 2, empty aerosol cans. Rinse bottles and cans, and discard caps. Place in blue plastic bags.
2nd & 4th weeks of the month; Wednesdays in zone 2 (west side of York Road), Thursdays in zone 3 (east side of York Road) - newpapers, magazines, phone books, ad mail, cardboard/boxes, mixed paper, scrap paper. Place paper in paper bag, cardboard box or tie with string.
Free, year-round e-cycling now available for city residents - and small businesses!
Special bins are available now for electronic recycling. Drop-off locations are open Monday through Saturday, 9 am to 5 pm. Our nearest locations are:
Northwest Transfer Station
5030 Reisterstown Road
Northwest Sanitation Yard
2840 Sisson Street
Bring your electronics including televisions, computer monitors, desktops, laptops, printers, scanners, DVD and VCR recorders, fax machines, PDA's, tape recorders, keyboards, mousse, external disk drives, computer speakers, modems, remotes and cables.
As the leaves fall, please take responsibility of cleaning the leaves on the sidewalk near your business. Beginning in early October, City sanitation crews will start picking up bagged leaves on the second trash collection day of the week for Baltimore residents and businesses. These collections usually continue through January.
- Use clear or labeled bags.
- Do not blow leaves or place bagged leaves in the public right-of-way (violators will be cited).
- Do not rake leaves into the gutter (violators will be cited).
- There will be no vacuuming or street sweeping of leaves by Solid Waste this season.
The Department of Transportation would like to remind residents and businesses that during daylight hours, snow should be cleared from sidewalks within 3 hours from the end of a storm. Failure to comply may result in a $15.00 fine. Also, please clear storm drains to facilitate proper drainage. Don't let a little bit of snow keep your clients, customers and visitors away. If you need assistance, neighbor Ira Burks, of is available to shovel snow! Call before the next snowstorm and schedule them now. Be a good neighbor!
Good Neighbor Awards - Be a Good Neighbor and you will be noticed!
The residential and business communities are working to improve the vitality and overall appearance of the York Road Corridor. The YRP and GBA jointly work to recognize the many businesses and organizations along the Corridor that are presenting a clean, attractive and welcoming appearance and investments in landscaping and fašade improvements. Your business could receive a Good Neighbor Award! Initiated in 2002, you can see the annual lists of Good Neighbor Awards. (for more info: http://www.govanstowne.org/good_neighbor_awards
Please, all business and community members, drive safely and observe the posted speed limits and truck size restriction. The traffic calming elements along Bellona Avenue, between York Road and Northern Parkway, seem to be effective in reducing the amount of speeding automobiles, however it has been brought to our attention that some speeding still occurs along that stretch of Bellona. Please, drive carefully and lawfully on Bellona, as well as all public roadways, and help keep our community safe!