Recycling day in Abell is every Thursday. Put out recycling after 6 p.m. on Wednesday, by 6 a.m. Thursday. Retrieve bins promptly after pick-up.


The Baltimore City DPW offers the following tips for recycling:


Use any container you want: paper bags, cardboard boxes, old laundry baskets – you can even use a trash can (just mark it “recycling”). There is only one rule: Do not place recycling in plastic bags! 

If you do not have a recycling bin but would like to purchase one, just click Recycling Bin Sales for information on the City's quality bins at a low price.

Fill your container with any of the approved recycling materials: paper, cans, cardboard bottles, etc. 


Recycling Guide

Put out all of the recycling that you want in the alley, or take it to one of the City's Citizen Drop Off Centers; there is no limit!

If your collection day falls on a holiday, please hold your recycling items until the makeup collection day which will normally be the following Saturday. 

How do I recycle certain items?


Items like hard plastics, scrap metal, household hazardous waste, electronics, and styrofoam can be recycled in Baltimore City, just not with your other curbside recycling. They must be taken to one of our Citizen Drop Off Centers. Other items like leaves can only be recycled curbside at certain times of the year.


Baltimore City Residents must show proof of city residency, e.g. a driver's license, telephone bill or tax bill, before they can drop off any item at the drop off center.

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