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DPOB Unveils CITIBIN Pilot Trash Can

February 9, 2024

Installation of a new trash can at 400 E. Pratt Street demonstrates momentum for Clean and Green initiatives in the downtown Baltimore core

Downtown Partnership of Baltimore announces the installation of a CITIBIN dual trash and recycling bin at 400 E. Pratt Street. This is a trial installation to test the location and ensure the user experience of CITIBIN aligns with the needs of Downtown Baltimore and its patrons. It will be active through the CIAA Tournament.

This project is funded by the $10M Capital Grant awarded to Downtown Partnership by the State of Maryland in FY23 to promote Clean and Green initiatives in the 106-block radius of the Downtown corridor. The first of many new dual trash and recycling bins coming to Downtown, this initial trial signifies the investment underway.

To promote community buy-in and involvement, DPOB is calling for participation in a survey. Those who complete the survey will be entered for a chance to win one of three $100 gift cards to restaurants on Pratt Street, including Capital Grille, Fogo de Chão Brazilian Steakhouse and Phillips Seafood. Based on community feedback, the entire fleet of CITIBINs will be installed later this year.

“In Baltimore, we celebrate all of our wins, and an investment in infrastructure is a win for our residents, employees and visitors who spend time in our neighborhood,” said Shelonda Stokes, President of Downtown Partnership. “We’re utilizing our Capital Grant funding to promote cleaner and more beautiful streets, but it’s important to note that we cannot do this alone. Public buy-in, use and feedback is key in making the necessary changes and improvements in our district.”

This is the first of many projects funded by the $10M Capital Grant underway to beautify Downtown Baltimore. Allocation of funds includes streetscape improvements to Eutaw and Baltimore Streets, transit stop improvements at the Lexington Market Metro Station, the Lexington Market Bus Stop and the Charles Center Metro Station, and a renovation and expansion of the Liberty Dog Run.

Make your voice heard by completing a brief initiative survey, or by emailing info@dpob.org.