Some new additions to the block: trash cans!

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2014-01-09 14.27.42

Trash can #11 at the corner of Whitelock St. and Brookfield Ave. (1/9/14)

You don't have to be an eagle-eyed observer to notice that something is different on Whitelock St. over the last week. Indeed, we now have 3 gleaming green rat-proof trash cans strategically located to track the route of the #5 bus route at Whitelock and Callow, Whitelock and Brookfield, and Whitelock and Linden.

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2014-01-09 14.24.28

Trash can #12 at Whitelock St. and Callow Ave. (1/9/13)

Blue Water Baltimore and Baltimore City Department of Public Works (DPW) are working with RHIC on a pilot program to test whether street trash cans can actually help reduce litter in neighborhoods. The pilot program process will have neighborhood monitors submit weekly reports to make sure that the cans are being used properly, and DPW will empty the cans twice a week.

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2014-01-09 14.30.14

Trash can #10 at the corner of Whitelock St. and Linden Ave. (1/9/13)

If you ever notice that any of the trash cans are overflowing or that household trash is being dumped nearby, please call 311 and report to the operator the number you see on the side of the can and that you are calling in reference to the "Reservoir Hill Corner Can Pilot Program." These calls will then be integrated into the project evaluation reports we receive from Blue Water Baltimore and Baltimore City DPW.