BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Baltimore’s public works department is asking residents for their patience as they work to cut down on trash collection delays.
Earlier this month, the department was forced to close its Eastern Sanitation Yard after several workers tested positive for the coronavirus. Other sanitation workers were brought in to fill the gaps but many simply didn’t show up to work.READ MORE: 'This Is 10K People Who Have Died' Maryland Woman Shares Story After Mom Dies From COVID-19, Urges People To Get Vaccinated
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The department is now working to find the necessary resources to have consistent trash pickup. Officials said they’re confident trash collection will return to normal soon.
In the meantime, residents are being asked to report delays to 311 or use one of three drop-off locations around the city.MORE NEWS: Fire At Edgemere Senior Home Was Triggered By Cigarette Igniting Medical Oxygen, Officials Say