The main Post Office for Baltimore City, located at 900 East Fayette Street, handles mail service for ZIP code 21201. Packages and other mail from zip code 21201 must be picked up at a facility in the rear of the main post office on 1000 East Lexington Street. A postal substation is located at 146 West Ostend Street, off of S. Hanover Street, and handles the mail services for ZIP code 21230. Residents in this zip code pick up their packages and other mail at this location.
Trash and Recycling CollectionTrash is picked up every Wednesday morning, usually after 7 AM. There is no trash pick up on the following City Holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Birthday, Presidents' Day, Good Friday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veteran's Day,Thanksgiving, Christmas, and Election Day. Trash pick-ups are made on Barre, Lee, Hill, Hughes and Sharp Streets, Welcome and York Alleys and Hanover Street. Residents of the 600 block of Hanover are to place their trash on the sidewalk in York Alley (not on the grass). Residents of the 400 block of Hanover are to place trash at the rear. Concrete trash containers located on sidewalks and in the parks are not for deposit of resident's trash.
City law requires that all trash must be kept in containers with tight fitting lids. Some residents use plastic bags when placing trash out for collection. Do not leave your trash out on the sidewalk at times other than the night before pick up. Trash placed out the night before pickup should not go out before 7 PM. If your trash is spilled, you are responsible for cleaning it up. Baltimore City Sanitation police are authorized to fine residents for violations and will use name information found in trash to identify offenders.
The City also provides a bulk trash pick up service, which must be scheduled in advance by web or phone (311).