Don't Trash Our Dundalk
Let's make trash history.
History - as in past tense, and history, as in a new movement that's never been done this way before!
We're excited about our ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ neighborhood initiative, a joint project with Dundalk community associations and the DRC. Together, we'll reduce trash, food sources and habitat for rats, the amount of litter entering our storm drains and beautify Dundalk, all at the same time.
The DRC and 6 community association partners will work collectively to empower over 1000 of our neighbors, with better knowledge and practices, to make a real difference they'll see every day.
Participating Community Partners – community-lead means success, right on your block! Thanks to these participants:
Boston Court Home Owners Association
DunLogan Community Association
Gray Manor & Northshire Community Association
Old Dundalk Neighborhood Association
St. Helena Neighborhood Association
Turner Station Conservation Team
'Don’t Trash Our Dundalk' projects - pick yours!
Outreach - with 3 door-to-door outreach days, we'll target over 1000 homes in 6 Dundalk neighborhoods. Outreach will include conversation and literature covering proper trash disposal, rat eradication methods, recycling, and watershed improvement.
Distribution - we'll deliver over 200 trash cans to the community.
Cleanups - we're planning 5 community cleanups in April, in partnership with community associations. We'll remove over 2 tons of trash from our community - we've done this before!
Partnership - Baltimore County Code Enforcement is supporting our cleanup efforts, and together we'll institute neighborhoods-wide code enforcement sweeps to identify serious code issues.
Decal Design Competition - students at 5 area schools (Dundalk Elementary and Middle Schools, Eastwood Center Elementary Magnet, Holabird Middle School, Patapsco High School and Center for the Arts) will be invited to create their own ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ decals. The winner will to be displayed on all the trash cans we're providing to the community through the ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ campaign. They'll all be on display at the resource fair on April 13 (see below).
Volunteer positions - we welcome intergenerational volunteers to promote, enhance and implement the ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ campaign. What a a worthwhile way to spend your time, as an individual, with friends, or as a family team!
Resource Fair - we're producing a ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ Resource Fair to provide everyone with the opportunity to have code enforcement questions answered, proper trash disposal explained, learn about clean water volunteer projects, and meet their community associations and neighbors. Great information and resources, good ideas you can use, and local entertainment, food, trash art from local schools and more! Save the date - April 13th, 10 am - 1 pm, Sollers Point Multi-Purpose Center, 323 Sollers Point Road.
You're in, right? First, win the Ray Lewis football...
Purchase your raffle tickets to win an autographed Ray Lewis football (and raise funds for ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’!) Tickets are $2 each or 3 for $5, and here's how to get yours:
buy them at the DRC office, 11 Center Place Mon.-Fri. 9-5
send in your check and a self-addressed stamped envelope
(please include your phone #) and we'll send out your tickets.
call 410.282.0261 for additional ticket sale locations or more
Attend a volunteer training to learn how to participate in our door-to-door outreach days in the community.
Tuesday, February 26 6-8 pm at the DRC Office 11 Center Place
Saturday, March 2 10-12 pm at the DRC Office 11 Center Place
Volunteer at one or more of the many community-lead cleanups.
Contact Jacqueline for more info!
Donate your talents, goods or food for our ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ Resource Fair. We are looking for art to display, musicians to perform, food to give away and prizes to raffle! Contact Leah to help.
Attend the ‘Don’t Trash Our Dundalk’ Resource Fair, April 13 The Ray Lewis football will be raffled off at 12 pm. This is the kickoff to the whole program AND Eastside Earth Week.
Report code enforcement violators to the county!
Not sure? Want to help, but you've got questions or need ideas? Contact Leah by email or call 410.282.0261.
Thanks to our sponsors: The Baltimore Community Foundation and Poplar Jewelry and Pawn, donors of the Ray Lewis football.