Trash Cans in Baltimore

Trash cans (prague)

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I sometimes think I would like to be one of those people that have no trash. I just read an article last week about a family that has less than a quart or garbage a year!! I don’t think my family could do that, I don’t think I could do that alone.As I read through the article, it became very clear that this woman was in some ways being a real pain to others in order to not have trash. Like when she goes to the grocery store she brings her own bags (no issue there), however when she goes to the bakery section she has the staff remove the rolls, or bread, or whatever from their containers and put them in her pillow cases, really that is what she said she uses.
Also she brings her own containers for bulk food. I have to wonder how does the store weigh and charge for that. The same goes for meets and well most all items.
I don’t believe the store can reuse any of the packaging, so it is still being thrown away or recycled, just not at her house. And who how does the cashier ring her up? Everything has bar codes attached nowadays, it must be a nightmare for anyone in the line behind her.

Oh, back to the topic of the post, trash cans in Baltimore.
While researching something else, I stumbled across this in the Baltimore City Housing Code Enforcement – Frequently Asked Questions regarding Owner and Tenant Responsibilities.

Question 9:
Are landlord’s required to provide garbage cans?

Answer:
In a single-unit building, the occupant (tenant) is responsible for providing garbage cans. For all other dwellings, the landlord is responsible for providing a sufficient number of garbage cans for tenants.

Trash, garbage, or debris may not be stored or placed out for collection except in approved storage receptacles.
The owner or operator of every occupied premises must arrange for sufficient number of these storage receptacles to receive and store trash, garbage, and debris from individual units between days of collection.
The receptacles must be maintained in a location accessible to occupants.

Where this information came from:

Strengthening Neighborhoods Housing Code Enforcement
A Handbook for Baltimore City Residents
http://www.hampdenhappenings.org/HCC_WEB/Zoning_Pdf/BALTCITY/Baltimore_City_Housing_Code_Booklet.pdf

Baltimore City Housing Code Enforcement – Frequently Asked Questions
http://www.baltimorehousing.org/code_faq

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