BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Normal trash pickup will resume in Baltimore after operations were suspended at a city facility due to the coronavirus, the public works department said Monday.
The department said it “began mobilizing other sanitation crews within the Bureau of Solid Waste” last week after suspending operations at the Eastside Sanitation Yard. Officials suspended recycling pickup for three weeks beginning June 9 after a significant number of employees at the yard tested positive for COVID-19.READ MORE: Man Shot, Critically Wounded In East Baltimore Saturday, Baltimore Police Say
Other employees who were on leave were called back to address the worker shortage. Employees from other agencies are also helping out.
“Permission leave was revoked and workers have returned in sufficient numbers to address to trash collection backlog,” the department said in a news release.READ MORE: Fort McHenry Celebrates New Citizens, Defenders Day Saturday
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The department expects collections will be back to normal this week.
Recycling pickup is still suspended.MORE NEWS: Man In Stable Condition After He Was Shot In Face While Driving Early Saturday