Recycle as much as you want and don’t worry about separating bottles from cans, or anything else for that matter. The city does that for you. Single stream recycling pick-ups happen weekly, and unlike trash pickups you can leave as much as you want and they’ll gladly haul it away. To learn when your recycling collection is scheduled, call 311 or go to www.baltimorecity.gov for the recycling calendar.
Trash collection also happens weekly. In addition, the Baltimore City Department of Public Works Bureau of Solid Waste also coordinates bulk trash pickups. To learn when your residential trash collection is scheduled, call 311 or check out CityView, an online resource that helps you find your trash schedule and lots of other useful information about every neighborhood in the city.
When you move to Baltimore, contact the Baltimore City Department of Public Works Bureau of Water and Wastewater to start a water bill account. Water bills are sent quarterly.
Baltimore City's 311 Mobile App allows residents to report issues such as potholes, graffiti, broken streetlights, trash, etc. The app allows you to attach a photo and automatically pinpoints your location. Reports made can be anonymously and you can track the status right in the app. When the repair is completed, the city will notify you as well! Available for iPhone and Android. Of course, calling 3-1-1 or going online to report issues are still options if you prefer.