City offers yellow recycling bins

Miss out on getting one of those big yellow recycling bins from the city the last go-round?

Baltimore's Department of Public Works plans to sell them next Saturday, June 27, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Baltimore Polytechnic Institute parking lot at Falls Road and Cold Spring Lane and at M&T Bank Stadium, Lot B, at Hamburg and Russell streets.

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The department says residents do NOT have to have city bins -- you can use a cardboard box, paper bag, string around paper or other bin marked as recycling. Plastic bags are no longer accepted. You can take those to most area grocery stores for recycling.

But if you want a yellow bin ahead of the switch to weekly collection in July, they are selling the 18- and 25-gallon bins and lids.

They have 10,000 of the 25-gallon ones for $12 and 5,000 of the 18-gallons ones for $5, plus 6,000 lids for $3 on a first-come, first-served basis. Cash only. No receipts or rain checks.

For recycling information, go to baltimorecity.gov or cleanergreenerbaltimore.org. The site will have information on new collection days as of July 13, or call 311.

Baltimore Sun photo of Mayor Sheila Dixon and the recycling bins/Amy Davis

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