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Councilman Marks: Bulk trash pickup to begin in 2022

NOTTINGHAM, MD—Baltimore County Councilman David Marks on Monday evening applauded a proposal in the proposed Fiscal Year 2022 county budget that would begin bulk trash pickup next spring.

Bulk trash pickup stopped more than three decades ago, forcing county residents to haul large items to county landfills. Under the budget plan unveiled by County Executive Johnny Olszewski, bulk trash pickup would begin next spring, although final details have not yet been released.

“This is one of the single most important improvements we can make to keep our communities clean,” said Councilman Marks. “The elimination of bulk trash pickup has only increased illegal dumping, in my opinion. Bulk trask pickup will hopefully encourage residents to stop dumping sofas, mattresses, and other large items.”

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Councilman Marks has organized three community cleanups so far in 2021, and his office has arranged for numerous bulk items to be removed from where they have been thrown along corridors such as Seven Courts Drive.

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