outreach at  the various community meetings that were held including Mayor’s Cabinet in the 
Community meetings and Public Safety meetings which continue to be held various times throughout 
the year. DPW Implemented various incentives related to trash reduction  

Some of these incentives are: - Baltimore has an e-cycling program.  It received an e-cycling grant - 
$38,000 in July 2014 - Municipal Can Pilot Program (piloted in July 2014); In 2016 municipal cans are 
now being distributed to all 210.000 city households that receive collection services from Baltimore City 
DPW.  Distribution will be complete by June 30, 2015. - Extended summer hours instituted at three trash 
drop-off centers.  This now occurs routinely from Memorial Day through Labor Day. -Free Community 
Shredding Day (May & September 2014 & 2016) - Clean Your Files Day (April 2014 & 2015) the 
Mechanical Alley Sweeping pilot project.  This has now been expanded to all city neighborhoods. - 
Community Recycling Bin Sales (February 2015, March 2015, May 2015, June 2015).  So far for 2016  
recycle bin sales have been held in 4 citywide locations throughout the City and at  the Mayor’s 
Cleanups in Spring and Fall and at DPW’s Big Truck Day.  -Sustainability Commission Town Hall (April 
2015) Materials/Paint Exchange (April 2014-October 2014/April 2015-June 2015)   Household Hazardous 
Waste Collection (April 2014-October 2014/April 2015-June 2015/ April 2016 – October 2016)  

Youth Works: Clean Team (June 2014 - August 2014) – students distributed information on proper trash 
disposal in the neighborhoods where they were conducting cleaning and greening activities.  DPW 
Youthworks students were also used in 2015 and will be used again in summer 2016. Continue to 
provide disposal service for the Water Wheel, a public-private project at the Jones Falls outfall to the 
Inner Harbor. -Storm drain maintenance, preventive inlet cleaning and debris collection.   - DPW’s Office 
of Asset Management incentives include a sanitary sewer Root program including education for 
consumers on keeping fats, oils and grease out of the sanitary system and enforcement of same. -
Installed a new type of storm drain inlet screens with filter inserts in five neighborhoods to keep debris 
out of the storm drains.  The screens allow water but not litter to pass through.