City Department of Public Works (DPW) Director Rudolph S. Chow, P.E., today
announced that Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake's Spring Cleanup will be
held on Saturday, April 26, 2014 from 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. This is the
15th annual spring cleaning event, and it continues to grow in
popularity, with neighborhoods in every part of the City sweeping, raking,
planting and painting.
To participate, community associations should organize now and provide their cleanup location(s), planned activities, and anticipated numbers of participants to us by calling 311. Roll-off containers will be available for debris collection on a first call to 311 basis. Limited bags will be made available to participating communities. Pick-up of these filled bags will occur on Monday, April 28.
This year DPW is celebrating ECOFEST 2014 at Druid Hill Park which also occurs on April 26. The kick-off for the Spring Cleanup will also be held in that park at 8:30 a.m.
Residents and property owners have an added incentive to get involved. The Maryland Stormwater Fee has now gone into effect, and one way to receive credits to reduce your fee is to participate in organized cleanups such as this. Additional information on this will be provided when you register.
To learn more about cleanups and other DPW activities please consult your DPW Calendar or go to http://publicworks.baltimorecity.gov/. To learn more about the Maryland Stormwater Fee credit program visit www.cleanwaterbaltimore.org and click the stormwater tab.