We’re here to help you with the Baltimore trash pickup schedule, recycling, bulk collection, and holiday schedule.

So, keeping things short, let’s begin!

1. Baltimore Trash Pickup Schedule 

Curbside trash is collected weekly. Here’s how residents can find their Baltimore trash day:

  • Navigate to county’s official website (click here)
  • Scroll down and enter your residential address.
  • Your refuse collection day, recycling, and bulky pickup schedule will pop up.

You can also download the yearly calendar to not miss your collection day. Keep in mind that the trash pickup begins at 6 am. So, ensure to roll out your carts on time.

Baltimore Trash Pickup Schedule
Baltimore Trash Pickup Schedule

Report Missed Collection

If you’ve placed carts on time following all the rules yet service is not provided or carts left without any note, report missed garbage collection at 410-887- 2000, between 7:30 am to 4 pm.

Baltimore Trash Pickup Rules

To ensure effective service stick to the below mentioned rules, issued by city’s government:

  • The lids of all carts must be properly closed.
  • You must roll out the cart by 6 am on your collection day.
  • You can only place carts outside overnight, if they’re secured with lids.
  • Don’t mix solid waste with recyclables or yard debris.
  • Containers weighing over 32 gallons will not be collected.

The general rule is that you must place your carts away from the street, water meters, or mailboxes.

2. Baltimore City Recycling Schedule

Recyclables are collected weekly in city’s issued containers. It is worth mentioning that only the accepted recyclables will be collected.


To find your Baltimore recycling schedule, click here.

Acceptable ItemsUnacceptable Items
Paper and cardboardPlastic bags
Plastic bottles and jarsFoam containers or packaging
Empty metal and aerosol cansClamshell containers
Glass bottles and jarsShredded paper
Rigid Plastic (baskets, containers)Batteries and electronics

You don’t need to remove labels or caps from plastic or glass bottles. But ensure to rinse and dry them before you toss them in your blue carts.

3. Baltimore City Bulk Trash Pickup

All residents have two scheduled bulk trash pickups per year. You don’t need to call or request pickup as dates are already assigned dispensing on the area wise.

  • Only 3 large items are allowed per collection.
  • To find your bulk trash schedule, click here.

Auto parts, concrete, drywall, tires, rechargeable batteries, and regular household trash will not be collected. You can drop off these items at the city’s authorized centers.

Baltimore City Dump

Here’re the three drop-off centers for all Baltimore residents. You can choose any center depending on your location.

West – WAFLocated at 3310 Transway Road Halethorpe, 21227, and remains open from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday
Central – CAFLocated at 201 West Warren Road Cockeysville, 21030, and remains open from 7 am to 4 pm, Monday to Saturday
East – ESLLocated at 6259 Days Cove Road White Marsh, 21162, and remains open from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday to Saturday

Antifreeze, batteries, bulbs, gasoline, household hazardous waste, motor oil, paint, up to 4 tires, and scrap metals are accepted. You can also dispose of Christmas lights here.

4. Got Bulk Trash That City Doesn’t Pickup? You Need To Hire Junk Removal Services!


If you’ve more than accepted the limit of large items, this option is for you. You can hire private junk haulers and they will dispose of your large items, charging a small fee.

Here’s the list of the top 7 junk haulers in Baltimore County:

Company NameContact Info
1-800-GOT-JUNK? Baltimore 800 -468 -5865
Junk King Baltimore 410 -892 -1883
Couser Hauling & Junk Removal 410 -845 -2600
Charm City Haulers 433 -680 -9309
LoadUp Junk Removal 844 -239 -7711
The Junkluggers of Baltimore 410 -587 -2603
John’s Junk Moving & Hauling 301 -275 -0223

Before you hire a private junk hauler, it is best to ask about the accepted items as some haulers don’t accept construction debris. So, to ensure a mess free service, always get a quote about service charges and accepted items.

5. Trash Pickup Baltimore City Holiday Schedule

The city observes 6 holidays. Keep in mind that on holidays, trash service is only temporarily delayed and pushed to the next day. No curbside service will be provided on the following holidays:

Memorial DayMonday, May 29
Independence DayTuesday, July 4
Labor DayMonday, September 4
Thanksgiving DayThursday, November 23
ChristmasMonday, December 25
New Year’s DayMonday, January 1, 2024

Don’t worry we’ve got you covered with the Labor Day trash schedule, Thanksgiving, and Christmas Day pickup schedule too. 

6. Important Contacts

Baltimore County Trash Pickup Phone Number: 410 -887 -2000

For Any Change In Schedule: For the city of Baltimore on Twitter for the latest information on any change in pickup schedule. 

Baltimore Trash Schedule FAQs

Is there a trash pickup tomorrow in Baltimore County?

Yes, there will be a trash pickup tomorrow in Baltimore City. Currently, there is no delay in the pickup schedule. To find your trash day, click here

Where to dump trash in Baltimore City?

Residents can dump their trash at the city’s drop-off centers, i.e. WAF, CAF, and ESL.

Wrapping It Up!

Like the rest of Maryland state, residential trash, and recyclables are collected weekly. Yard waste is collected monthly while the large items are only collected twice, 3 items are allowed per pickup.

Though you can hire junk haulers for excessive bulky trash, it is best to dispose of large items at the city’s drop-off centers. 

The cherry on top is that you can place your Christmas tree right next to regular refuse carts. Isn’t it great.



Jimmy Carter specializes in providing up-to-date information on trash schedules for cities and states across the USA. With a passion for community service and sustainability, Jimmy is committed to helping people reduce their environmental impact and keep their neighborhoods clean.

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