Across Baltimore, city recycling is piling up block after city block. “On a routine basis collections are being missed,” Councilman Yitzy Schleifer said.

Councilman Yitzy Schleifer is expressing frustration with DPW. The agency announced Wednesday that recycling collection will now only occur every other week amid a staffing shortage.

“It’s very frustrating. This is the most basic city service that is supposed to be provided and for that to be routinely missed by the agency that has the largest budget in the city is just unacceptable,” he said. The councilman says the problem has been going on for months.

“COVID-19 is the go-to excuse, but this is more than just a COVID-19 issue. This is a failure of leadership on every level at DPW,” he said. DPW Director Jason Mitchell is blaming COVID-19 among other things for driving staffing shortages within the department.... Read More: FOX Baltimore