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Wheelabrator Baltimore Provides Three Neighborhoods Dumpsters For Recycling Drop-Off

By: WMAR Staff | Posted at 5:23 PM, May 07, 2020

BALTIMORE — Financial hardships are continuing to grow in the community because of COVID-19.

Two organizations are teaming up to provide a little relief to those in need.

Wheelabrator Baltimore and City of Refuge are teaming up to provide meals for 300 households in the Brooklyn area as part of City of Refuge’s mission to provide light, hope and transformation to families.

“Brooklyn and Curtis Bay are already and undeserved community. We are in a food desert, so we’ve been doing this for years, but what we’ve seen is an increase in the volume of people that we serve and the need that is around us with COVID-19”

Almost 40% of all families in the vicinity of City of Refuge live at or below the federal poverty level for their household makeup.

Their food pantry is open every Thursday from 9:00 a.m. until noon.

They also provide daily meals for youth from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and for adults from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Wheelabrator collecting trash for free, three pick-up locations in Baltimore

By: WMAR Staff | Posted at 4:37 PM, Jun 25, 2020

BALTIMORE — DPW trash pickup is back to full force.

While that’s good news going forward, it doesn’t help those who still have bags of garbage stinking up their yard.

Members of ‘Wheelabrator Baltimore’ along with several community partners have three different trash collection sites in the city, where people can dump their garbage and go.

One of those sites is Maree G. Farring Elementary in South Baltimore. Drop-offs were on Thursday only, from 8am-1pm.

Those in charge, explained to WMAR-2 News about why this collection is so important.

“You’ll have the odor in the street, you’ll have rats. So, we have an opportunity to do something now, you know we can go ahead and recycle, we can go ahead and dispose of this waste before DPW gets back on the street and before we have a big mess on our hands.”

Recycling and trash will be separated when you drop off your trash.

Anything that can’t be recycled will be fed into the Wheelabrator Incinerator and turned into energy.

A project of Wheelabrator Baltimore.